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World champion Doheny to feature in new TV series on boxing

Portlaoise southpaw boxer TJ Doheny is set to feature in a new multi-part documentary series on Eir Sport.

‘The fighter’ TV series is set to appear on our screens on Sunday, February 24 – beginning with an exclusive interview with the IBF World Champion.

The Knockmay man became IBF Junior Featherweight Champion of the world last August, becoming the 21st Irish world champion and only the second ever Irishman after Jimmy McLarnin in 1933 to attain champion status without ever having fought on his native soil.

It was an accolade so great that Laois County Council bestowed on him their highest honour possible – a full civic reception.

Doheny held onto his Junior Featherweight world title in January by defeating Ryohei Takahashi in the Madison Square Garden.

He has since set his sights on a unification bout with American boxer Daniel Roman.

The 32-year-old’s road to here has been nothing short of incredible. His record now reads as follows: 21 fights, 21 wins, 14 knockouts; 15 fights in Australia, four in the United States, one in Thailand, one in Japan, none at home.

This should definitely be interesting viewing!

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Siún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics.