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Monday 11 December 2017

Egan has no plans to call it quits after loss to Ward

EVERYONE at a packed-out National Stadium last night wanted to see the light-heavyweight showdown between Kenny Egan and Joe Ward at the National Elite Senior Championships.

They weren't disappointed as Ward's power was backed up by accuracy as he swept into an early 9-5 lead.

The Irish silver medalist in Beijing was beginning to wilt under the crunching shots from Ward. 17-8 going into the third round, it seemed all over for Kenny. But he traded punches until the final bell. In the end, his dream was shattered on a 29-10 scoreline.

Despite his defeat, Kenny Egan got sustained applause from the boxing fraternity who packed the Stadium last night.

Even the most cynical among them will be pleased to hear that the 30-year old Neilstown man who's won an impressive ten national titles won't be throwing in the towel just yet. "I'm not finished yet," he said. "I'm not retiring. I'll keep training."

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