Wicklow based garda Niall “Basil” Kennedy won his first title of his pro career last night in Boston, USA.
The fight went to the final round, but Kennedy always seemed to be in control and just could not find the knockout blow against a stubborn Jesse Barboza.
Barboza was in trouble as early as the second round but refused to go down, by the eighth he was a spent force and he had nothing left in the tank as Basil took the title.
Kennedy now holds the Massachusetts State title.
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