Dublin Boxing Events Cancelled Horrific Weigh-in Shootting One Person Dead And Two Injured

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Another two were seriously injured after three men dressed as members of the Garda ERU burst into the Regency Hotel – armed with what is believed to be AK-47s – while the weigh-in for a boxing event tomorrow night in the National Stadium took place.

 
In a statement this evening, the Boxing Union of Ireland confirmed that tonight’s card at the Roadstone Club in Kingswood and tomorrow’s fights at the National Stadium will not go ahead.

 
“Following the incident at today’s weigh-in, the boxing events scheduled to take place this evening and tomorrow in Dublin are cancelled. The safety of the public, boxers and staff are of paramount importance to us.”

 
Tomorrow’s card was due to include two WBO title fights with Ireland’s Jamie Kavanagh – a promising lightweight – headlining the event while there was was strong local interest in both Philip Sutcliffe Jnr and Stephen Ormond, a former European lightweight champ.

 
Tonight in Roadstone, Luke Keeler was due in the ring while heavyweight Sean Turner was to headline the event. Here are the fights that were due to go ahead in the National Stadium tomorrow night which was due to be aired live on BoxNation TV.

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Asmaa Mubita is a Kenyan journalist of international repute with over fifteen years of experience in broadcast journalism. Asmaa Mubita began his journalism career at the Kenyan state broadcaster (KBC) and later worked at the KTN owned by the Standard Group and Citizen Television, the flagship brand of Royal Media Services. These exploits together with his reporting experience with the Voice of America, CNN and BBC have been rewarded with local and global recognition.