'I'm not one to let a big occasion get to me' - Dubliner Carroll primed for world title tilt in in Philadelphia

To secure a world title shot as the main event on US television after only 17 professional fights is usually only the preserve of certain anointed boxers.

Those fighters that have been earmarked for stardom from early on; usually with an Olympic medal in their back pocket.

That’s not Jono Carroll. The charismatic Dublin native (16-0-1) has taken a circuitous route to this point - but he’s here all the same, and ready to prove he belongs.

After stuttering for a...
source: RTE

2019-03-15 00:49
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