Making the rounds and earning raves at film festivals is Irish boxer John Duddy’s acting debut Emerald City. The film, written by Northern Irish native Colin Broderick and produced by Irish Downton Abbey star Brendan Coyle, looks at more recent Irish immigrant laborers in New York City. As the Derry Journal newspaper noted: “The identityRead more..
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First it was the Irish wrestler Sheamus appearing in the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. And now another world-class Irish athlete – boxer John Duddy – is making the leap to the big-screen. The Derry native will appear in the upcoming Robert De Niro movie Hands of Stone. The film tells the tumultuous lifeRead more..
Middleweight champion John Duddy on hanging up his gloves. In 2011, John Duddy retired from boxing. Living in New York, the popular Derry native had compiled a 29-and-2 record with 18 knockouts. He’d experienced the thrill of fighting before cheering crowds in Madison Square Garden and also in his beloved Ireland. Now, at ageRead more..
June 11 was a big night for the Irish in boxing. In Washington, D.C., journeyman Kevin McBride outlasted a fading Mike Tyson to put the final nail in Iron Mike’s career coffin. But Tyson-McBride was about the past. The future of boxing was on display at Madison Square Garden, where John Duddy of County DerryRead more..
Looking out of a window of the famed Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, John Duddy’s fresh young face lights up with sheer delight at even the sight of a blinding blizzard in early March 2005. Unperturbed, the 25-year-old fighter from Ireland says, “From the moment I arrived in New York I felt right at home here.”Read more..