Friday November 22, 2019

Irish fighter TJ Doheny's shot at attention

Having started his pro career in Australia - TJ Doheny has never fought professionally in Europe, let alone Ireland - he largely went unnoticed as he ground his way into world title contention

By Emmet Ryan

Technology Editor

@emmetjryan
18th January, 2019

TJ Doheny celebrates after beating Ryosuke Iwasa. Pic: Getty

An unbeaten Irish fighter with a legitimate world title being under the radar isn’t common, but TJ Doheny is a rare breed.

The Portlaoise fighter, 20-0 (14 KOs), took the IBF super bantamweight title in the legendary* Korakuen Hall last summer. His career arc, however, meant the 32-year-old was mostly unheard of on these shores, especially outside of Laois, until he claimed the belt from Ryosuke Isawa.

* It’s a wildly overused word but,...

Subscribe from just €1 per month!

or Log in to continue reading

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader

Trial

€1

Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.

Annual

€200

€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.

Quarterly

€55

€42

90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Related Stories

It’s been a turbulent year for the advertising market, but it’s here in the fourth quarter that the real profits are made

Willie O'Reilly | 5 days ago

Marion McKeone profiles the billionaire, media mogul, philanthropist and perennial presidential contender

Marion McKeone | 5 days ago

Mortgage gouging by banks does not serve society well

Matt Cooper | 5 days ago