Oakleaf in Glasshouse on Friday Night

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Some of Derry’s best young boxers will be in action when local outfit Oakleaf Amateur Boxing Club stage their first tournament of the season this Friday night.

The action will take place in the Glassworks (Old Library) Great James Street .

Olympic ABC Galway provide the opposition on the night and the programme is littered with evenly matched contests involving a host of Nine County and Irish Champions.

Oakleaf’s European Bronze Medalists, Francie Stokes and Brett McGinty, will both be in action in the city for the first time since winning their medals in Russia back in September.

St. Joseph’s Dahai Glennon, fresh from a sparkling performance when winning the Ulster Nine County 57 kgs. title last month, takes on the talented James Cleary, Olympic

this one should be a cracker, the heavy punching Derry lad verses the slippery Galway youngster.

Oakleaf’s Irish champions, Tom Stokes and Ryan Green, will also feature as will up and coming stars Calum Toland and Conor Long.

Ulster intermediate light heavyweight champion, Sean McGlinchey, who unfortunately had to withdraw from the Ulster Elite Championships because of injury, will have a last minute fitness test to see if he can shake off an elbow problem which has blighted his outstanding form so far this season.

Admission is £5 and £4, payable at the door. First contest in the ring 8.00 p.m. sharp.