It was late last November that Siobhán O’Leary made her professional boxing debut with a sensational first round knock-out of Hungarian national, Klaudia Csazsar in their super feather-weight fight in Dublin.
Now she’s about to climb into the ring again tomorrow night with a step-up in class of opponent.
She squares off with seasoned professional Bojana Libiszewska on The Clash of the Titans card at the National Stadium.
Ms. Libiszewska has had 38 professional fights and has lost only two to top class opponents.
Kilcummin and Castleisland Roots
Kilcummin born Siobhán, whose father, Michael O’Leary is a native of the area and her mom, Mary Mitchell is from Castleisland, entered the ring that night at the Good Counsel GAA Club in Drimnagh for the first time as a professional boxer.
Her fight in the Celtic Clash 7 Boxing Ireland Promotions Card in Dublin would have attracted more news report lines but Siobhán saw to that early in the first round.
The extent of the report is as follows: “Round 1 – Siobhan O’Leary’s right hand is a weapon. From the off she is hurting the Hungarian, straight right, straight right, Csazsar is completely out on her feet, somehow stays up before a MASSIVE shot sends her down and out. KO1 Siobhan O’Leary! Congratulations Siobhán.
Strolling into Boxing
Since accidentally strolling into boxing as a result of a friend’s invitation to take part in a ‘White Collar’ charity event in 2012 in her adopted Limerick – where her career as a social worker finds her, Siobhan has earned admiring comments and reports for her raw courage, ring skills and sharp wit.
As Determined as They Come
“I knew she had boxing ability but that’s not all, Siobhán has substance, she is also highly intelligent, articulate and as determined as they come,” was how Boxing Ireland Promotions Manager, Stephen Sharpe summed up Siobhán when she turned professional early last year.
Her coach Eddie Hyland who was elected 2018 Irish Coach of the Year spotted Siobhán’s determination early on: “When she came to me all she wanted to do was fight. She wants to come forward and fight all the time.”
Good luck tomorrow night Siobhán from all in Castleisland and Kilcummin in particular.
Siobhán’s Sponsors Include:
Michael O’Leary PVC Kerry; Functional Fitness, Limerick; Dual Nature Massage Therapy, Limerick; Eats of Eden Health Food Store, Limerick; The Commerical Bar Limerick; Niall O’Sullivan Decors, Kerry; SBG Tallaght, Dublin.
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