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Oisin Fagan retires

Jr. welterweight boxer Oisin Fagan (25-8, 15 KOs) has announced his retirement. The 36-year-old former Irish domestic champion faced the likes of Amir Khan, Verquan Kimbrough and Paul Spadafora (losing split decisions to Kimbrough and Spadafora). In his last fight, he was stopped by unbeaten Andy Murray in a try for the Irish lightweight crown in February. Fagan has now taken a job with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) and the Dublin City Council (DCC) partnership, as a Boxing Development Officer in the Community, where he will analyze disadvantaged areas of Dublin City and promote the sport of boxing.

“Boxing has been very good to me and I wanted to give a little back,” he said, “so through my experiences within boxing-circles and the familiarity I have teaching children, this job is absolutely perfect. Most boxing fans who have followed my career, know that I was an elementary schoolteacher in the USA. I must say that I really miss my kids a lot, having left the teaching profession about 18 months ago, when I returned home to Dublin; however, now that I’ve landed this job, I’ll once again be allowed work with kids and I hope that I can prove to be a positive role-model for them.”

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