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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Illness puts Dubliner O'Rourke out of 'Jersey City Fight Night' Illness puts Dubliner O'Rourke out of 'Jersey City Fight Night'
The bug last week accomplished something no prizefighter has managed to do against Ryan O’Rourke – knock him out. The wiry Dubliner is off Saturday...
BOXING: Hardy dedicates fight to late Roca
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BOXING: Hardy dedicates fight to late Roca
Excitement tinged with memories of her recently departed trainer are what Heather “The Heat” Hardy brings into the ring tomorrow night when she tak...
Ali Walsh makes it 8/8 in Arizona Ali Walsh makes it 8/8 in Arizona
Middleweight Nico Ali Walsh made it eight wins out of eight in the paid ranks with a six-round unanimous decision over Eduardo Ayala at Desert Diam...
Burke signs for ‘dream come true’
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Burke signs for ‘dream come true’
Harley “Heavy Hands” Burke, Galway–born with concussive punching power, is the latest Irish prizefighter to sign with Star Boxing. The 7-0 super mi...
Derry heroes meet for NYC workout
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Derry heroes meet for NYC workout
Connor “The Kid” Coyle and John Duddy, Derry’s two world-class middleweights of recent times, caught up in New York City last week for a workout an...
Yes, Pelé was the greatest ever
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Yes, Pelé was the greatest ever
As he was ailing in a Sao Paolo hospital a month ago while the big show that he’d helped define grabbed the world’s attention in Qatar, Pelé was de...
Coyle to fight Sunday in Orlando Coyle to fight Sunday in Orlando
Another week, another opponent for world ranked middleweight Connor “The Kid” Coyle who winds up a successful year this Sunday with a defense of hi...
Chris Hughton's Ghana have high hopes of reaching Last 16 Chris Hughton's Ghana have high hopes of reaching Last 16
As a player, Chris Hughton’s only World Cup experience was watching from the Irish bench at Italia ’90, where he ceded his left fullback position t...
O'Rourke fusillade ends fight in 1st round O'Rourke fusillade ends fight in 1st round
Two overhand rights and a quick barrage did the business for "The Silent Assassin" on Long Island last week Thursday. And by the next night, Ryan O...
O'Rourke to fight Maier in Wantagh tomorrow O'Rourke to fight Maier in Wantagh tomorrow
Dubliner Ryan O’Rourke, aka “The Silent Assassin,” is back States-side for a scheduled six rounder this Thursday, Nov. 17, with German Andreas “Mae...
Atlas teaches the fundamentals Atlas teaches the fundamentals
Teddy Atlas’s name has long been associated with success and excellence in “the sweet science.” One of boxing’s most respected trainers and analyst...
Katie win sets up Serrano rematch at Croke Park Katie win sets up Serrano rematch at Croke Park
It was close as a stroll in the park for undisputed world lightweight champion Katie Taylor after her epic fight with Amanda Serrano last spring. A...

 

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