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Former Southland boxer Jamie Kavanagh escapes Ireland weigh-in shooting

Former Southland boxer Jamie Kavanagh escapes Ireland weigh-in shooting

Former Southland-trained boxer Jamie Kavanagh escaped safely Friday when gunmen fired assault weapons at a weigh-in in Dublin, Ireland, killing one person, before the lightweight’s planned Saturday bout.

“Anyone asking I’m OK!” was posted on Kavanagh’s Twitter account. “Thanks you for asking. I was lucky today is all I can say … .”

Footage of the shooting emerged, showing an unknown boxer stepping off a scale just before gunshots erupted, with the man filming the chaotic scene rushing outside with a young girl believed to be his daughter.

The 25-year-old Kavanagh (20-1, 10 knockouts) has been haunted by gun violence,...

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