Picture by Sean Gibbons on Twitter @KnuckleheadSean
Portlaoise super bantamweight TJ Doheny has won his International Boxing Federation world title final eliminator.
Doheny defeated Mike Tawatchi of Thailand via unamious decision to bring his fight record up to (18-0).
The fight took place in Bangkok on Wednesday, December 20.
He will now face current champion Ryosuke Iwasa of Japan in a mandatory defence bout, according to Irishboxing.com.
Well done to @TJDoheny who won his Final Eliminator in Bangkok this morning.— Irish-Boxing.com (@Irishboxingcom) December 20, 2017
Will fight for a @IBFUSBAboxing world title in 2018. @murphysboxing @KnuckleheadSean @LaoisCouncil @DowntownPortlao https://t.co/dC4tYxBD7s
Viva TJ Doheny !! Tomorrow TJ gets on step closer to his dream fighting for IBF 122 World Title Eliminator in Bangkok Thailand @TjDoheny @KenDKM @murphysboxing @IBF_AUSTRALASIA @MikeCoppinger @danrafaelespn @timmyvann @TomLoeffler1 @jcchavezjr1 @steveucnlive pic.twitter.com/VOKahn2gKJ— Sean Gibbons (@KnuckleheadSean) December 19, 2017
Well in, @TjDoheny. Laois man becomes mandatory challenger for the IBF world title next year with a fine win in Thailand.— Gavan Casey (@GavanCasey) December 20, 2017