DANNY O’CONNOR TO HEADLINE
FIRST PROFESSIONAL BOXING MATCH AT THE
BOSTON HOUSE OF BLUES ON MAY 24

Junior welterweight prospect Danny O’Connor (16-1) is busy preparing for his homecoming match under the tutelage of acclaimed trainer Ronnie Shields in Houston, Texas. 

On May 24, O’Connor will headline the first professional boxing card at the Boston House of Blues against Daniel “The Hudson Valley Kid” Sostre (11-5-1) of New York in a 10-round contest.

In the shadow of Fenway Park, the night will have an appropriate Boston versus New York theme with each bout showcasing fighters battling for regional supremacy. 

Framingham, Massachusetts, native O’Connor is both a 2008 junior welterweight US amateur champion and national golden gloves champion (a feet similarly accomplished by greats Sugar Ray Leonard and Tommy Hearns) as well as a 2008 Olympic alternate.

This will be O’Connor’s first fight since aligning with the wildly popular band the Dropkick Murphys.  The partnership’s inaugural event is expected to be a sellout with the proceeds benefitting the band’s charitable organization the Claddagh Fund. 

Live music will also be performed in between bouts by the traditional Irish band The Old Brigade (with possible special guests).

The shared vision of O’Connor and the Dropkick Murphys is to reach the top of the boxing world, while restoring the proud tradition of Boston boxing, developing a truly unique fan base called Clan O’Connor, and creating special events that are part sports and part rock-n-roll. 

O’Connor explains, “The boxing business is a tough business, but at the end of the day, it’s the entertainment business.  Together with the Dropkicks, I think we can create something special in Boston and beyond.  I’m so excited for the future and putting on shows where the fans have so many entertainment options.  The ability to raise money for charity is the cherry on top.”

The House of Blues provides a unique three tiered setting with excellent vantage points reminiscent of classic boxing venues.  The remaining standing-room-only tickets properly accommodate O’Connor’s rowdy and rock-n-roll inspired fan base. 

Tickets to Boston vs. New York can be purchased directly at http://www.livenation.com/event/0100486DDD72B8B2

For more information regarding the May 24th fight visit www.dannyoconnorboxing.com

Additionally, to learn more about Dropkick Murphys charity and the causes they advocate for visit www.claddaghfund.org

Don’t forget to follow Danny on Twitter at @DOC_Boxing.

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