Portlaoise boxer TJ Doheny has started 2018 being ranked as the number one Junior Featherweight in the world.
Doheny recently won his International Boxing Federation world title final eliminator on Wednesday December 20.
His fight record is now 18-0 and he now faces current champion Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan in a mandatory defence bout, according to irishboxing.com
The Laois man says that his focus is now set on becoming the IBF world champion.
— Niall Kennedy Boxer (@niallbaskennedy) December 20, 2017