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John Joe Nevin to announce details of pro move next week

Mullingar bantamweight expected to sign with Philadelphia promotion GreenBlood Boxing.

Nevin: the only Irish male to medal at all four major tournaments.
Nevin: the only Irish male to medal at all four major tournaments.
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OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALLIST John Joe Nevin will officially announce his decision to turn professional next week.

Nevin, 24, has called a media conference for Tuesday where he is expected to confirm details of his signing with Philadelphia promotion GreenBlood Boxing.

The Mullingar bantamweight has been linked with a pro move since his success at London 2012 and skipped the World Championships, currently taking place in Kazakhstan, to finalise negotiations.

“I’m excited to be going on a new journey in the pro ranks. I became world number one as an amateur and now my goal is to become number one in the professional,” Nevin said.

“I’m ready to give everything I have to become a world champion and bring the title belt back to Ireland.”

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