Emerald Promotion’s Boxers
Emerald Promotions has signed some of Ireland’s top boxing talents
Willie Casey – www.williecaseyboxer.com
Willie Casey is an Irish professional boxer who lives in Limerick, Ireland. He won the Prizefighter series in May 2010 in the super bantamweight division, defeating Mark Moran, Josh Wale and Paul McElhinney. He is nicknamed “Big Bang” for his aggressive and powerful boxing style.
Casey fought Paul Hyland at the University Arena in Limerick on 6 November 2010 for the European Super Bantamweight title which was previously held by Bernard Dunne. The original fight was supposed to be against Kiko Martinez who had held the title. However Martinez vacated the title citing a “rib injury” as the problem. Casey won the fight and is now European Super Bantamweight champion.
On February 2, 2011 Casey was named Boxer of the Year at the Irish National Boxing Awards. Casey was then offered a shot at the WBA World Super Bantamweight Title by Guillermo Rigondeaux. Casey accepted this fight, thus relinquishing his European Super Bantamweight Title. The fight on 19 March 2011 was stopped with 22 seconds left in the 1st round, with Rigondeaux retaining his title. Willie Casey had a comeback fight on September 17, 2011 against veteran Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassau and won via 8th round TKO.
Joe Hillerby – www.joehillerbyboxer.com
Joe ‘The Faith’ Hillerby has made quite an impact since turning pro in October 2010. This is no surprise as Joe is definitely an all action heavy hitter with a knockout finish.
The Sandy Row man has an impressive professional record with 7 wins and 1 retirement. Hillerby enjoyed a busy debut year and having been in action eight times, ensured he continued to remain active. That is also the plan for 2012 as the 24-year-old sets his sights on an Irish title shot.
Mark Ginley – www.markginleyboxer.com
Following a successful start to his professional career with 3 wins under his belt, against Robin Deakin, ‘Dirty’ Dan Carr and Johnny Greaves, Mark ‘The Situation’ Ginley is determined to remain undefeated in the professional ranks. This talented Belfast man is definately one to watch in the sport and is predicted to do great things in the professional game.
Gerard Healy – www.gerardhealyboxer.com
Gerard ‘The Pride of Belfast’ Healy is another new signing to Emerald Promotions and already has 4 pro fights under his belt against. Following an impressive debut win against Aaron Fox, Gerard had 2 unlucky fights against Dee Walsh in the Kings Hall and Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith in Liverpool. This very talented light middleweight showed great boxing heart against his 4 oppenents winning 2 out of 4 and is determined to continue winning to make his fans and Belfast proud.
Ray Ginley – www.rayginleyboxer.com
Following a successful amateur boxing career with 63 wins out of 69 fights and stopping his opponents 35 times; ‘Sugar’ Ray Ginley has decided to join the professional ranks. This young boxing talent has numerous titles under his belt including 7 Ulster Titles, 7 Antrim Titles, 2 Irish Titles and a European bronze medal and is set to make an impressive impact in the world of professional boxing.
After winning his pro debut at the Emerald Roadhouse on Saturday 25th February against Stuart ‘Mad Dog’ Maddox there is no stopping him. ‘Sugar’ Ray is determined to learn everything he can about the pro trade and 2012 will be all about getting the wins and working his way up the pro ranks. With his mean counter punches Ray is definitely one to watch in the professional ranks and we are expecting great things from this extremely talented 18 year old.
Anthony Cacace – www.anthonycacaceboxer.com
Anto has a very impressive amateur record of only 12 losses out of 162 fights. With many titles under his belt including British Champion, 7 Irish Titles, 3 times Ulster Senior Champion, 4 times 4 Nations winner and European Champion, his debut was sure to be interesting.
This hard hitting debutant took on Ben Wager, another talented lightweight from Barnsley for his debut on 25th February in The Emerald Roadhouse. The former amateur stand out looked as impressive as anyone could in less than a round and had Wagner on the floor with a smashing over hand right, before forcing the referee to jump in and stop the fight. Following this impressive start to his professional career there is no doubt that Anto is definately one to watch.