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The joyous Twitter reaction as TJ Doheny becomes champion of the world

Against all the odds, TJ Doheny became a World Boxing Champion this afternoon.

The Portlaoise native, who resides in Australia, defeated the reigning champion in a fight in Japan.

He took on Ryosuke Iwasa in the 2,000-capacity Korakuen Hall.

The fight went the full 12 Rounds where Doheny won on the judges decision on points.

Doheny battled bravely throughout and won with all three of the judges scoring the bout in his favour.

He won on a judges score of 115-113, 116-112 and 117-112.

Doheny looked in trouble early on as a shot from Iwasa drew blood pouring from a massive cut under his eye.

But he battled on and executed a number of perfectly timed shots to the head and torso of the Japanese man.

Doheny’s achievement is simply incredible. Before today, Wayne McCullough is the only fighter from either Ireland or the UK has ever won a world title on Japanese soil.

And the good people of Twitter were on hand to react in a brilliant way:

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