TJ Doheny with his family and coaches after beating Ryosuke Iwasa.
Portlaoise man TJ 'The Power' Doheny is a world champion today after his brilliant victory over Ryosuke Iwasa in Japan.
His amazing achievement has been heralded around the county, and indeed the country, and here is some of the best Twitter reaction to his victory.
TJ Doheny got the verdict.— Kevin Byrne (@KevByrneBox) August 16, 2018
TJ DOHENY GOT THE VERDICT!
Ireland has a new world champion!
Get in there @TjDoheny ...world champion. Go on the town— Colm Parkinson (@Woolberto) August 16, 2018
Unreal. Co.Laois has a Boxing World Champion⚪️ https://t.co/UfHg61yhMp— Shane Keegan (@ShaneKeegan81) August 16, 2018
Hon Laois. The home of World Champions https://t.co/IlejAWkFxr— Fran (@Goobledygook29) August 16, 2018
Absolutely delight to see @TjDoheny win a world title boxed with him on a trip to Chicago years ago and now he is a world champion well done kid— Lee Morrissey (@LeeMorrissey1) August 16, 2018
A world title for Portlaoise! Get in @TjDoheny ☘️— Kieran Lillis (@kieranlillis) August 16, 2018
With that victory, @TjDoheny becomes only the second boxer ever from Ireland or the UK to win a world title in Japan, after @WayneMcCullough in 1995.— Kevin Byrne (@KevByrneBox) August 16, 2018
Many have tried since, and all have failed. Incredible