Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

John Joe Nevin vs. Luis Lebron Set For March 24 Clash

By Ryan Burton

On March 24th, unbeaten prospects John Joe Nevin (8-0) and Luis "Popeye" Lebron (7-0-1) will battle for the vacant UBF international featherweight title.

Lebron's management team, New Face of Boxing, told BoxingScene.com that the bout will be scheduled for either 8 or 10 rounds and will take place at The Filmore in Philadelphia with Hard Hitting Promotions promoting the event. 

Nevin won a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games representing his native Ireland. Part of the intrigue of the bout is how well he will fare moving down two weight classes from the lightweight division.

john-joe-nevin

Nevin defeated WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez, decorated Cuban amateur Lazaro Alvarez, Dennis Ceylan and Kanat Abutalipov before losing in the gold medal round against Luke Campbell. He also competed at the 2008 Beijing games where he was knocked out in the second round.

The 23-year old Lebron turned pro in 2013 in  his native Puerto Rico and is looking to the make the jump from prospect status to contender quickly. A win over a silver medalist should help bring him one step closer to his goal.

Send questions or comments to [email protected]. You can follow Ryan on Twitter @ringsidewriter

Tags: John Joe Nevin image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JD88 on 02-15-2017

Nevin great amateur background, but ugly style of fight as a pro. Never seeing Lebron, but by comparing record, Lebron have the experience as a pro. He has victories over 3 undefeated and had fought 2 good opponents. Advantage Lebron

Comment by yngwie on 02-14-2017

I don't think Nevin is suited for the pros, what a shame considering he's a beautifol backfoot fighter.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Beltran-Pedraza, Dogboe-Otake Set Down For August 25 Shohjahon Ergashev Returns on August 19 in Moscow Alexey Egorov Stops Lateef Kayode in Six Rounds David Price: I Want To Get This Win, Hope For Something Bigger Jackson: I've Seen Footage, Frampton is Sluggish & Too Heavy Nick Webb vs. Dave Allen Eliminator on Whyte-Parker Card Promoter To File Protest Over Suspect 'ShoBox' Result Friday Hearn: Bellew Wants Usyk, Asked Me To Make Fight, I've Called! Joshua: If Wilder Fight Doesn't Happen, I’ll Happily Fight Fury Teofimo Lopez is Likely To Return To Action in December Tete Admits He Would Have Selected Payano as First WBSS Foe Hiroto Kyoguchi To Vacate IBF Title, Move Up in Weight Hamed: Usyk Gives Joshua a Run For His Money, Wilder Too! Danny Garcia on Thurman Loss: They Didn't Want Me To Win Sor Rungvisai is Pumped To Defend WBC Belt on October 6 Card Usyk, Bellew, Joshua, Ward, WBSS: Everyone's a Winner Arum: I Have To Sit With Pacquiao, Talk Face To Face on Future Mikey Garcia: I'm at More of a Disadvantage at 140 Video: Jaime Munguia Talks Smith Win, Plans For The Future Jaime Munguia vs. Liam Smith - CompuBox Punch Stats WBC Prez: Uysk, Gassiev Will Both Find Success at Heavyweight Naoya Inoue: The WBSS Presents a Real Challenge For Me Denis Lebedev May Push For Mandatory Shot at Usyk Cecilia Braekhus Very Pleased With Dominant Win in Moscow British Boxers Arrested in Connection To Alleged Gang Rape Gassiev: Usyk Showed I Need More Work, I'll Return Stronger Photos: Jean Pascal Dominates, Batters, Stops Steve Bosse Eddie Hearn: Talks For Bellew-Usyk Fight to Start This Week Mykquan Williams, Hurshidbek Normatov, Lennox Allen Win Munguia: Smith Can Take a Punch, I Gained A lot of Experience Alberto Machado: I Want Francisco Vargas Next! Photos: Jaime Munguia Powers Past Liam Smith- MEGA Gallery Photos: Usyk Schools Gassiev To Unify Cruiserweight Division Photos: Alberto Machado Decks, Dominates Mensah To Retain Liam Smith: Munguia is Not a Much Better Fighter Than Me Vivian Harris Gets Revenge on DeMarcus Corley in Rematch Floyd Mayweather Snaps - Goes Bonkers on 50 Cent Amir Khan: I Respect Pacquiao - But I Know I Can Beat Him! Nathan Gorman: I'm The One To Beat Daniel Dubois! Boxing is Still in Doubt For 2020 Olympic Games
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement