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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'Is O'Leary hype real?': Fryers 'Is O'Leary hype real?': Fryers
Buoyed by back-to-back wins in the last three months, New York-based “Lethal” Larry Fryers is calling out Pierce O’Leary to find out if the WBC Int...
Hyde, O'Toole on Quincy card Hyde, O'Toole on Quincy card
Tommy “The Governor” Hyde and Thomas “The Kid” O’Toole, two young, undefeated Irish light heavyweights and one-time amateur rivals back in the Irel...
Donovan is 'sensational talent' Donovan is 'sensational talent'
Paddy Donovan pictured on a recent trip to New York. PHOTO BY JAY MWAMBA You start with the looks. Movie star looks that can rival many a Hollywood...
Donegal's Quigley at crossroads Donegal's Quigley at crossroads
Once the top U.S.-based Irish middleweight prospect, Jason Quigley finally makes his New York debut in the bowels of the hallowed Madison Square Ga...
Katie Taylor suffers 1st pro loss at homecoming fight in Dublin Katie Taylor suffers 1st pro loss at homecoming fight in Dublin
There were two previous occasions prior to last weekend’s anticlimatical homecoming when Katie Taylor had close calls in the ring, before gutting o...
BOXING: O’Rourke stops Johns in 7th Round
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BOXING: O’Rourke stops Johns in 7th Round
Shrugging off a bloody nose and cut left eyebrow, Ryan O’Rourke turned up the heat late at The Paramount in Huntington, Long Island, last Saturday ...
BOXING: ‘Gifted’ O’Rourke takes on Johns
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BOXING: ‘Gifted’ O’Rourke takes on Johns
Three months after a bout of flu scuttled his contest with Dashaun “Too Sweet” Johns, wiry Dubliner Ryan O’Rourke finally squares off with the Broo...
BOXING: With Fla. win, Coyle improves to 19-0
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BOXING: With Fla. win, Coyle improves to 19-0
Connor “The Kid” Coyle retained his NABA middleweight title with a 10-round beatdown of Argentine Christian Fabian Rios at the Hilton Carillon in S...
O'Bradaigh prevails in novice final, Cunningham wins 125-lb O'Bradaigh prevails in novice final, Cunningham wins 125-lb
Sean O'Bradaigh posted a split points decision over the game Israel Bailey at Madison Square Garden last Thursday night to win the Ring Masters/Gol...
O'Bradaigh to get big support at Garden on Thursday night O'Bradaigh to get big support at Garden on Thursday night
With four big wins under his belt, unattached Sean O'Bradaigh bids for one of the most prestigious titles in U.S. amateur boxing this Thursday nigh...
BOXING: McCrory fights in Philly on Friday
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BOXING: McCrory fights in Philly on Friday
“I’m ready and raring to go,” Feargal McCrory declared on Monday, ahead of his six-round scrap with Brazilian Eduardo Pereira Dos Reis at the 2300 ...
Feargal McCrory, 13-0, fights in Philadelphia on Friday Feargal McCrory, 13-0, fights in Philadelphia on Friday
“I’m ready and raring to go,” Feargal McCrory declared on Monday, ahead of his six-round scrap with Brazilian Eduardo Pereira Dos Reis at the 2300 ...

 

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