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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O'Rourke aims to continue run O'Rourke aims to continue run
Dubliner Ryan O'Rourke is back States-side for a scheduled six-rounder with Joshua David Rivera at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut...
O'Bradaigh advances to semis O'Bradaigh advances to semis
Sean O'Bradaigh is one win away from securing a second consecutive appearance in the Ring Masters/Golden Gloves finals next month after a unanimous...
Big wins at the Garden Big wins at the Garden
Callum Walsh punctuated a night of Irish KO victories at Madison Square Garden in New York last Friday, ahead of St. Patrick’s Day weekend, with a ...
Brennan gets 1st Irish SPD win Brennan gets 1st Irish SPD win
Dubliner Emmett Brennan triumphed on his U.S. debut via a gutsy eight-round majority points decision over Devaun Lee at the Sony Hall in Manhattan,...
McCrory 'in good place' for fight McCrory 'in good place' for fight
“Fearless” Feargal McCrory’s St. Patrick’s Day weekend fight with Mexican Carlos Carlson at The Theater at Madison Square Garden is now a 10-rounde...
Collins won in 'giant hay barn' Collins won in 'giant hay barn'
It was the most unlikely of venues for one of the biggest prizefights in Irish history, Steve Collins remembers. “A very unusual venue,” the legend...
Berlanga too strong for McCrory Berlanga too strong for McCrory
Going into the biggest fight of his career, Padraig “The Hammer” McCrory had talked of being one punch away from victory over fellow undefeated sup...
'I have what it takes': McCrory 'I have what it takes': McCrory
Big punching Edgar Berlanga is promising fellow world-ranked super middleweight Padraig “The Hammer” McCrory a baptism of fire and brimstone on the...
Olympian for NYC debut Olympian for NYC debut
Ahead of the big St. Patrick’s Day weekend show at Madison Square Garden, two other Irish fighters – Dubliners Keane “Ice Man” McMahon and Emmet Br...
Ward joins Irish on March 13 card Ward joins Irish on March 13 card
Light heavyweight “Mighty” Joe Ward is a new addition to the St. Patrick’s Day weekend boxing card at New York’s Madison Square Garden on March 15....
Walsh, McCrory for Garden return on March 15 Walsh, McCrory for Garden return on March 15
After grueling debuts at the Mecca of boxing last November, “King” Callum Walsh and “Fearless” Feargal McCrory both return to Madison Square Garden...
O'Bradaigh eyes Frometa rematch O'Bradaigh eyes Frometa rematch
Sean O'Bradaigh was a narrow points loser to veteran Adrian Frometa in their SBC Elite Men’s light heavyweight amateur championship match at the St...

 

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