The wait to see Throggs Neck’s own female boxing star Maureen Shea in action is over.
After some time away from the ring, the fighter known affectionately to many as “The Real Million Dollar Baby” will step into the ring once more on Wednesday, September 10, at 7:30 p.m. in her first fight as a headliner at the Police Athletic League at 127 North Broadway in Yonkers, New York.
The card, cleverly titled “Yonkers Goes Bonkers for “The Real Million Dollar Baby” will be promoted by Irish Ropes Promotions and also feature such fighters as Pasquel Rouse, Bryant Pappas, Eylon Kedem, Jose Espinal and fresh off his Punchin at the Paradise victory at home earlier this year, the Bronx’ own Eddie Irizarry.
“I am very excited to be headlining a show so close to home,” said Shea, who is currently ranked #1 by the WBA. “I know it has been awhile since some have seen me box live since many of my fights were on the road.”
Or sold out. The last three times Shea was scheduled to fight at the Theater in Madison Square Garden on an Irish Ropes card, headlined by the famous John Duddy, tickets to the shows went quickly, with many local boxing fans unable to attend in support of Shea.
Shea is hoping that this is not the case on September 10 with tickets on sale in Manhattan, Queens, Yonkers and the Bronx. Local residents can go to Paddy Doherty’s Ale House, at 3363 E. Tremont Avenue, or call (718) 239-0154 for information on how they can see Shea live in action.
As of press time, an opponent for the 12-0, 6KO fighter has yet to be announced, as is usually the case with Shea, who is preparing for what will be her first fight in over a year.
According to www.boxrec.com, Shea’s last sanctioned fight came on September 5, 2007, when she beat Jessica Mohs at Cipriani’s in Wall Street, New York.
“Training is going great,” Shea said, assuring her fans. “I have been working on strength and agility and speed with my east coast strength coach Robert Ferguson. “I am feeling great.”
Tickets for Shea’s fight cost $40 for general admission seats, and $60, $70 and $100 for all other seats.
For more information, go to www.irishropes.com.
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