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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.

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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