Sligo boxer Aaron Gethins will return to the ring next month and it could set up a big homecoming.
The Sligo Town welterweight will feature on the big 'Celtic Clash 10' bill at the Devenish Complex in Belfast on Saturday February 1st and, with a bit of luck, the 'Celtic Clash' series could take place a lot closer to home if he keeps winning.
Plans are afoot to bring pro boxing to Yeats County and Gethins knows he has to keep up his streak of victories to ensure he is centre stage for the first fight card in Sligo for over a century.
The Ballinacarrow BC graduate, who is still trained by Sligo boxing legend Stephen Reynolds, is promoted by another Sligo man in Leonard Gunning. Add to this that his training partner, James Lynch, is also now a pro boxer, means the county is enjoying its best period in the ring in some time.
'Celtic Clash 10' is headlined by Irish featherweight champion Eric Donovan and also features a clash between light welters Stephen Webb and Francy Luzoho as well as appearances from Bray super bantam Sam Carroll, Dublin welter John Joyce, Cavan light middle Dominic Donegan, Kildare light welter Katelynn Phelan, Waterford super middle Rhys Moran, North Belfast light middle Owen O'Neill, Crumlin light middle Tony McGlynn, and Leixlip light welter Senan Kelly.
Tickets cost €40 (unreserved) or €55 (ringside) and can be bought from all the boxers on the bill. To buy from Aaron Gethins, contact him through his social media or ring Glen at 0862134987 or on Universe.com.