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Jay Mwamba

Jay Mwamba is the Echo’s boxing correspondent and writes a column covering Irish soccer clubs in the New York area leagues. He is writing a book about the 1993 plane crash in which the national soccer team of his native Zambia perished en route to a World Cup qualifier. He works in the communications office at City College New York. 

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Young Irish take on U.S. boxers Young Irish take on U.S. boxers
Eighteen-year-old Donagh Keary, All Irish champion at 125-pounds, and Leon McMahon, Antrim titlist at the same weight, were the only Irish winners ...
Glynn, Cunningham lose split decisions Glynn, Cunningham lose split decisions
Brian Glynn lost a split points decision to Matthew Pagan in his bid for a second Ring Masters amateur boxing title at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu...
Glynn aiming for MSG win Glynn aiming for MSG win
Galway transplant Brian Glynn shoots for his second Ring Masters title Thursday night at Madison Square Garden’s Hulu Theater when he meets Matthew...
Coyle moves up world rankings Coyle moves up world rankings
Florida-based Derryman Connor “The Kid” Coyle has broken into the middleweight division’s top 15 world rankings after his North American Boxing Ass...
Coyle wins split decision in Fla. Coyle wins split decision in Fla.
Connor “The Kid” Coyle captured the North American Boxing Association [NABA] middleweight title after winning a spirited split decision against Ant...
Taylor, Serrano ready for the Garden
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Taylor, Serrano ready for the Garden
Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano are set to make history in an epic battle for Taylor’s undisputed Lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New...
Coyle readies for May 21 fight
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Coyle readies for May 21 fight
Connor “The Kid” Coyle is back in Florida training for his North American Boxing Association [NABA] professional middleweight title match with Anto...
Relentless Ward stops Riojas in 5th
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Relentless Ward stops Riojas in 5th
“Mighty” Joe Ward finally got in the ring against Oscar Riojas, stopping the Mexican-based veteran in the fifth round at the Dome in Rosemont, Illi...
Bhoys win quick-paced game in restart
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Bhoys win quick-paced game in restart
The three-month winter break had no effect on North America’s most in-form side as Irish juggernaut Lansdowne Yonkers spanked KidSuper Samba 2-0 at...
Coyle outboxes foe in Melrose
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Coyle outboxes foe in Melrose
Connor “The Kid” Coyle started 2022 with a bang, retiring KO artist Rodrigo Lopes Rodrigues at the end of the fifth stanza to retain his ABF Contin...
O’Toole wins on ‘SVD Massacre’ card
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O’Toole wins on ‘SVD Massacre’ card
Fighting at a catchweight of 187 pounds, Galway light heavyweight Tommy O’Toole swept all six rounds against Larry “Hitman” Pryor in their scrap on...
Women’s boxing ‘biggest fight ever’ Women’s boxing ‘biggest fight ever’
Years in the making, the biggest fight ever in women’s boxing, pitting Irish star Katie Taylor against Puerto Rican sensation Amanda Serrano, is sc...