8 March 2013 No Comments by The Northern Standard


It’ll be a case of seconds out for leading Monaghan female pugilist Christina Marks-McMahon, and hopefully lights out for her overseas opponent, this Saturday in Dundalk. The Carrickmacross native is counting down the hours now to her 5th fight of her professional career at the Fairways Hotel where she will go head-to-head with highly-rated Karina Kopinska from Poland. The fight night will mark the first time a female boxer has topped the bill in the history of Irish professional boxing.
Polish opponent Kopinska is the number one professional bantamweight boxer in Poland and is ranked 6th in Europe and can be expected to offer a very strong challenge.
“The Polish girl had a good record as an amateur winning a number of Polish titles before turning professional,” Christina’s husband and coach Frick McMahon explained to the Northern Standard this week.
“On paper, Christina boasts a higher ranking and the bookies would probably have her down as favourite to win on Saturday night but we’re taking nothing …

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