2005-12-09 / Sports

Duddy’s Next Battle Leads To Pay-Per View

By Elio Velez


The friends and manager of the Irish Ropes Boxing Club in Rockaway celebrated middleweight contender John Duddy’s nomination as Deputy Grand Marshall of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the recent parade fundraiser at the Beach Club. (left to right) Manager Eddie McLoughlin, Grainne Coll, John Duddy, Carmel Costello, sponsor D. Brian Heffernan of Heffernan Realty, and James Moore, another up and coming middleweight contender. The friends and manager of the Irish Ropes Boxing Club in Rockaway celebrated middleweight contender John Duddy’s nomination as Deputy Grand Marshall of the Queens County St. Patrick’s Day Parade at the recent parade fundraiser at the Beach Club. (left to right) Manager Eddie McLoughlin, Grainne Coll, John Duddy, Carmel Costello, sponsor D. Brian Heffernan of Heffernan Realty, and James Moore, another up and coming middleweight contender. With the holidays upon us, middleweight boxing contender John Duddy would also like to celebrate the season‘s good spirits with a victory in the ring. The middleweight boxing contender hopes to improve on his impressive 13-0 start as Duddy will makes his pay-per-view debut against Emiliano Cayetano in Hollywood, Florida on December 15.

The Irish Ropes Boxing Club fighter will be one of those featured on the Warriors Boxing Promotions Global Warfare Card at the Hard Rock Casino. The main event will feature heavyweight contender Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter defending his NABA title against Robert Hawkins.

Canadian fighter Byron Mackie was the 13th and latest victim against the Derry County born fighter on November 4. Though Mackie had 25 wins entering the fight, Duddy’s power and precision quickly turned the 10 round fight into a four round TKO laugher.

Cayetano may be a tougher opponent as the Domican Republic fighter has won 11 straight victories since turning professional in 1999.

Duddy’s stablemate at the Rish Ropes Boxing Club, James Moore, will not be able to fight for the rest of the year. The 27 year old suffered a rib injury in his victory over Manjieh Conteh, and rest will be required to fight sometime in the new year.

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