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Joe Fitzpatrick chasing BUI title on Devenish Complex bill

Joe Fitzpatrick versus Iago Barros for the BUI Celtic Lightweight title is the headline act of tonight’s 13-fight card at the Devenish Complex. Picture Mark Marlow.

JOE Fitzpatrick versus Iago Barros for the BUI Celtic Lightweight title is the headline act of tonight's 13-fight card at the Devenish Complex.

Fitzpatrick returns to the west Belfast venue after his May comeback win against local rival Steven Webb (Fitzpatrick's first fight since October 2017) which he decided with a spectacular knockout.

‘Fitzy' will intend to build on that victory against the well-travelled Barros who has won twice away from home (once in Switzerland and once in Portugal). Fitzpatrick – a Commonwealth Games silver medallist – has plenty of experience at amateur level and remains unbeaten as a professional.

Barros is game and durable but the Immaculata ABC fighter should come through this in impressive fashion.

Also on the bill on Saturday night is Derry's Sean McGlinchey who returns to the ring a year

after losing a barnstormer against Belfast's Padraig McCrory.

A stacked undercard also features Conor ‘the Crook' Cooke and four pro debutants in Senan Kelly, Tony McGlynn, James Lynch and super-middleweight Conor Doherty who is expected to open the show against Pawel Martyniuk.

Vacant BUI Celtic Lightweight title: Joe Fitzpatrick (9-0) v Iago Barros (5-15-2)

Super-middleweight: Sean McGlinchey (2-1) v Julio Cesar (2-4)

Cruiserweight: Conor Cooke (2-0) v Staz Tomasevski (1-0)

Super-featherweight: Kelvin McDonald (2-0) v Stephen McAfee (5-1-1)

Super-bantamweight: Sam Carroll (2-0) v Luke Fash (2-54-2)

Super-welterweight: Eddie Treacy (3-0) v Victor Edagha (2-64-3) Welterweight: Senan Kelly (debut) v Ilias Liokaftos (0-2)

Super-welterweight: Owen O'Neill (2-0) v Paul Cummings (2-40)

Super-welterweight: Aaron Gethins (2-0) v Alexander Zeledon (5-17-3)

Super welterweight: Tony McGlynn (debut) v Dominik Csaba Karoly (2-2-1)

Super-welterweight: James Lynch (debut) v Gary McGuire (0-12)

Middleweight: Dominic Donegan (2-0) v Kristaps Zulgis (3-11-3)

Super-middleweight: Conor Doherty (debut) v Pawel Martyniuk (1-1)

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