Wexford heavyweight boxer, Niall ‘Basil’ Kennedy, is set for a bout at the famous TD Garden in Boston, the home of NBA legends the Boston Celtics, on October 20th.
The Gorey man, a full-time Garda in Wicklow Town, is set to share a card with Katie Taylor as she defends her IBF and WBA Lightweight championship belts against Puerto Rico’s Cindy Serrano.
Both fighters will share an undercard for the defending WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in his bout with former champion Demetrius Andrade.
Kennedy has an unbeaten boxing record of 11 – 0 – 1 (7 KO) and has established himself in the US by picking up both the Massachusetts and New England heavyweight titles last year, collecting the latter title by defeating local favourite Alexis Santos.
The heavyweight boxer is well-known locally as a Garda in Wicklow Town, and he trains in Paschal Collins’ Celtic Warriors Gym in Corduff, Dublin.