It was an overall good night for Irish fighters at Power of Scotland 24 over the weekend. Ryan Sheehan successfully defended his ISKA European title with a decision win over a tough Stevie Irvine.
Sheehan showed championship composure and experience beyond his young years after hurting his foot in the second round and adapting his gameplan accordingly. A true testament to his heart and fight IQ.
Sheehan posted the following on facebook regarding the fight:
"As most of you know by now I've gone and retained my title, not my best performance to date, busted my right foot in the second round so made it lot harder to fight the way I wanted to! Was close fight from there on, Stevie was hard as rocks had an answer for everything! Good luck in the future mate! Going rest up few days before flying Japan for a world title fight in 3 weeks time."
Karl Hodgers won his fight earlier on the night with a second round KO win over Stevie Lockhead. Posting about the fight on facebook, Hodgers said the following:
"Well won my fight on POS by KO in the second round, fairly happy with my performance but as always there is stuff to work on.
"Now it's time to chill out for a few days before getting back into it. Also thank you to Gary O'Brien for having me on his show and also to Stevie Lockhead for taking the fight."
Elsewhere on the card Dublin's own Stephen Meleady lost his rematch against Chris Shaw via decision. It is now one apiece for both fighters and Meleady stated after the fight that a rubber match will happen.