GreenBlood Boxing, Berkeley statement
John Joe Nevin will be out of action for several months after being attacked in a Saturday morning incident in which he broke his leg in two places.
John Joe is gutted that his pro career has been slowed by the attack but vows to come back stronger in the fall.
Doctors told Nevin he would be out for two or three months before he could start rehabilitation on the leg.
John Joe was attempting to act as a peacemaker between his uncle and his uncle’s two sons when he was attacked in Mullingar, Ireland.
GreenBlood Boxing had hoped to have Nevin on a busy schedule getting six fights before an August break. That will be pushed back until the fall and the goal will be to have him 6-0 before the Christmas holiday break.
“Our schedule has been thrown off by a few months but hopefully we’ll have John Joe back working hard by mid-summer and have him fighting again stateside in September,” Tom Moran of GreenBlood said.
“John Joe is okay and hopefully the Garda will take care of the matter now. We were hoping to get John Joe headlining a card in Ireland in the fall but we may have to push that back some now because the big push is making him a major attraction in the Irish American audience. We have talks about New York, Boston and Philadelphia fights so we’ll keep working on it.”
Note – John Joe Nevin turned professional with GreenBlood of Philadelphia, USA and Berkeley Sports and Media of the UK last October.
He won his first professional fight on a unanimous decision over Puerto Rico’s Alberto Candelaria at the House of Blues in Boston on March 17th.
John Joe Nevin Press Release on behalf of GreenBlood and Berkeley Sports and Media
John Joe Nevin has thanked everyone for their well wishes and support following the vicious assault that has left him with two broken legs.
The London 2012 silver medallist was released from the Midland Regional Hospital today and has vowed to return to the ring to pursue of his dream of becoming a world champion.
John Joe Nevin was informed by doctors yesterday that his left leg was broken following an horrific assault last Saturday morning.
He was assaulted after attempting to intervene as a peacemaker in a dispute near his home in Mullingar, Republic of Ireland.
His right leg was broken in two places during the assault.
A scan in the Midland Regional Hospital yesterday revealed that his left leg was fractured just above the ankle.
John Joe signed professional terms with GreenBlood Boxing of Philadelphia and Berkeley Sports and Media of the UK last October.
GreenBlood chief Tom Moran, a former manager to ex World heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon, said that their focus was getting John Joe back to full fitness.
“We remain confident that John Joe is going to be one of the greatest fighters in Irish history. Our schedule has been pushed back a few months, but hopefully, with great rehab, he’ll be fighting a full schedule in the north east Irish market in the USA in the Fall.”
John Joe, an ex AIBA World No. 1 ranked bantamweight, beat durable Puerto Rico orthodox Alberto Candelaria on a unanimous decision on his pro debut at a sold-out House of Blues in Boston on St Patrick’s Day.
“I’m happy to be leaving hospital and I’m looking forward to putting this unfortunate part of my life behind me and getting better, he said.
“I would like to thank everyone for their support which means a lot to me. Berkeley Sports and Media and GreenBlood have been a great support to me through this tough time and we are now working on the future.”
Daniel Redbond of Berkeley Sports and Media added that they are all looking forward to the future.
“The main priority is getting John Joe fit and well again and we are working on his rehabilitation, he said.
“We are confident that John Joe will return to full fitness and that he will make a winning return to the ring and have a very successful career.”
Irish boxers Ray Ginley, Tyrone McKenna and Anthony Cacace are team-mates of John Joe Nevin GreenBlood and Berkeley Sports and Media. The entire team are unbeaten after a combined total of 17 fights.