Irish Boxing

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by ardy, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Maggie1981

    Maggie1981 New Member Full Member

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    THIS IS MICHAEL WALDRON: And the reason I am leaving this message is far from been childish but i really need to defend myself and the accussations that are been made towards me, as MARIA Blocked me prior to making her statement on here she attempted to leave me no option to response hence why I have had to access my sisters account to leave this reply.

    Firstly I got to know Maria through John & Darren. After a short while Maria approached us asking would we be interested in a show that she would be willing to organise and run in Castlerea, Co. Roscommon, this would have been my Pro Debut so obviously I was delighted along with the other lads. After further discussions she then decided to travel to Castlerea to check out possible venues and spoke to us openly about the show as a group. She then preceeded to tell us that she had booked the venue which was The Hub in Castlerea and that the show would be taking place on the 5th May. We were very happy with this, the date then had to be changed as Darren Cruise had been called to do Prizefighter, admittedly this postponed date was not her fault. She then moved the date for the upcoming show to the 19th May which suited us all and continued to train even harder in preparation for the upcoming event. One particular day shortly after I happened to be on facebook to discover the date and been changed again without consulting any of us as to the reasons the date had been changed or to double check our availability for this particular date. I contacted Maria instantly so see what was going on and all I got was a various array of reasons\excuses as to why it had been changed. We remained optimistic and positive about her capability to pull off the upcoming event and preceeded to get our photo's taken professionally up in Limerick for the posters that were going to be printed for the upcoming show. When questioned about the show and confirmation of it, Maria yet again came up with excuses and could not 100% confirm it. She went on to tell us that she had agreed a price with the venue and how the committee then decided to up the price, so for that reason the show was in doubt. John, the other lads and myself agreed to fight for less money in order to make up the difference in the price, but Maria did not want to hear of it, so in my opinion things were not adding up at all.

    Next Maria continued to badmouth the BUI as they priced €14,000 which is completely untrue, at this stage the show was 4 and a half weeks away and there was no posters, venue, ticket prices, or opponents confirmed. Finally after alot of persistence on our behalf we eventually got the posters. I along with the other lads put all our posters up in our area and surrounding areas, and got deposits for the tickets that she promised would be with us on the Wednesday. The next thing we hear from Maria is that the show was now going to take place in a Tent\Marquee which would take place on the same date. At this stage we were now 3 and a half weeks away from the event and were eager to get our hands on the tickets to start selling them, yet still we had no definite confirmation of the show but just had to take her word that all was under control. She wanted us to sell 100tickets each to cover the Show and the BUI.

    Darren went and boxed in Prizefighter where he unfortunately got beat. After the fight Darren and Maria decided to go their seperate ways as Maria made a threat about what she was going to do to Darren's ex girlfriend (may i add whom she does not know). After this we all received messages that the show was now cancelled and that we were not wanted anymore and wished us all the best of luck in the future. I replied thanking her for all her help and also wished her the best of luck in her future career. In about 15mins of NOT WANTING us we got another txt to say that the show would and was still going to go ahead, without Darren. I would gladly have boxed in it and the yet again it was for a new date which was now the 30th June. I had no problem with that and txt her to say so, and that I would need the tickets & posters 6weeks prior to the event with a confirmation if I was to sell 100+ tickets, which I'm sure you agree was a fair request on my behalf? I got a txt back which was exactly this " Good luck with getting out there Michael, Take Care, Thanks". This left me baffled as one min it was all on, then off, then back on again, I had not a clue where I stood. I then posted on my facebook page that I was no longer boxing on the Redhawk Promotions Show and that the show was cancelled. People were asking questions I could not answer. Maria then deactivated her fb account to avoid having to answer al these questions as to why the show had been cancelled. I asked Maria to please confirm on the page that the show had been cancelled, this was up to her. I then got a message to say I would be receiving a Solicitors letter about pictures that were of MYSELF that were taking for the posters which I had up on my facebook page. I had signed nothing to say that I could not use these picture on my personal facebook account and there was nothing on the pictures to say I could not, so I left them there.

    I admit I did tell her she was full of **** and that I now realised the show was nvr going to go ahead from the word go. and that this was not the first time a show she attempted to organise ended up in a shambles. She then again threatened me with the Solicitors, Mel Christie and the Guards. I only ever expressed the truth in my messages. People think she is doing good for the boxing community but in fact all she is doing is mouthing and running down other boxers problems to others. Maria knows what I'm on about, dont you.... If anyone wants to ask me anymore please feel free to pm me, I have no proble answering any questions ye may have. The realism of this is I'm only about to start my pro career and do not wish to have my name dragged through the mud. Thanks for reading. MICHAEL WALDRON
     
  2. fra

    fra Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    cat fite:hey ... i luv it:happy:happy.... welcome 2 esb maggie.... the more women the better:good
     
  3. Max Banjo

    Max Banjo Well-Known Member Full Member

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  4. ah.sure

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    Stephen Reynolds to sign for Gunning Promotions....?
     
  5. slapbangwhallop

    slapbangwhallop The Sweet Scientist Full Member

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    Don't even joke mate. She'll slap a banning order on me entering my own home county FFS
     
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  7. ardy

    ardy UP THE IRISH Full Member

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  8. Max Banjo

    Max Banjo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I heard that Chavez has got rid of Alex Ariza and will not be with roach for the full camp (may be spending the last 2 weeks of his camp with roach)
     
  9. slapbangwhallop

    slapbangwhallop The Sweet Scientist Full Member

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    Disappointed to see the latest from Walter Mitty character and aspiring boxing promoter Maria O'Sullivan.*

    If anyone was left in any doubt that this woman is an unhinged, compulsive liar who would say anything about anyone in order to cover her own failings then here we have proof.*

    Firstly, for the record, and I outlined this pretty clearly only a matter of days ago that I have no intentions of putting on a show in Sligo or anywhere else for that matter because it is financially unviable. If I was to put a show on it would be in Belfast but as long as Alio and Emerald are plugging away I would rather support them in their efforts.*

    I looked into it. Costed it up. Had offers of help - for free - from multiple sources (including people on here), everyone looking to push pro boxing forward and even with that the figures wouldn't stack up. The thing is, i won't go announcing shows without having everything sorted. I would like to think I know a bit about Irish boxing but I am not vain or pompous enough to realise that am too inexperienced and green to do it without major help. **

    Don't get everyone going, fans arranging transport and accommodation, guys like us getting excited, writing endless rambles and more importantly boxers and trainers busting their chops training, preparing and shifting tickets when you can't deliver. Get your show sorted first, have all your ducks in a line and then go public with it if it makes sense.*

    Sure things change on a show and it's a movable feast right up until the first bell, but the frame and structure of a show should be in place and sums done before you go live with a show.*

    Announcing shows and the having endless postponements and cancellations just makes you look like an attention seeker and erodes your credibility as well as eroding confidence and goodwill with the long suffering boxing fans in Ireland who will of course try and give you plenty of chances. Or as my ould lad would have probably put it's a case of 'all fur coat and no knickers'.

    So to say that I want Maria's show to fail so I can benefit in boosting a show I have planned in Sligo is totally false.*

    Secondly, I have not asked either John or Darren to leave Maria, join me or be on any show of mine, leave any show of hers or had any discussion with then prior to the Castlerea show failing other than to wish them well in Prizefighter when I saw them in Belfast and also to do a video interview to PUBLICISE the show in Castlerea when we were all at the photo shoot at the Giants Causeway a few weeks ago. Let's get that straight as well. I'll leave it to Darren and John to confirm which version of events is the truth if they wish.

    So that's two massive completely unsubstantiated whoopers that she has told in just one post. And then she has the gall to suggest that she is talking to solicitors, maybe her brief needs to have a quiet word in her shell about coming out with stuff like that first. Is it any wonder people are calling her a compulsive liar?

    Any suggestion that I in any way attempted to scupper or destabilise the Castlerea show in any way is 100% false. The opposite is truth. I can give details of that if needed.*

    In the last week Christina McMahon, Michael Waldron, John Waldron, Darren Cruise and maybe more have all walked away from her stating that it is all promises and no follow through. *Irish boxing is small world, people will find out the truth about a person in the end. It's just a pain in the arse having to waste time wading through this type of **** until you do!

    When Maria came to me over a year ago she didnt know the first thing about boxing but i didnt think that was necessarily a bad thing, breath of fresh air, new approach and all that *So I helped Maria for over a year, fielding multiple queries, giving advice when asked, giving coverage, intros and even myself and Kevin Finn did a three hour round trip to the launch of her first failed Dundalk show. Only Gerry Callan from the Star and us rocked up to it from the media, that tells you if I was supportive or not. *

    So no one can say I never gave her and chance. But she then after all that she recently accused me of trying to poach her fighters because I visited the gym one of her fighters, Stephen Reynolds, when i was home in Sligo after the first Prizefighter press conference. She said I asked him to leave her and join me. I didn't. I can't say it plainer than that. *In fact weeks prior I approached Maria to offer her any support I could in promoting or managing Stephen because personally I would love to see the professional game flourish in my own home county because we've been starved of a pro since Vinny Feeney retired and think I could offer a lot in terms of boosting his profile etc. I think everyone in Ireland is the same. Maria turned that offer down and her paranoia grew from there and now it seems that anything that goes wrong for her is down to me. Nonsense.*

    Anyone that has followed this site knows that I visit dozens of gyms all over the UK and Ireland for years and in those 1000's of visits if anyone in any of those gyms can point to one instance where I have acted inappropriately then I will eat my hat. *After all the help I gave her for her to turn around and accuse me of that was a sickening kick in the balls. I since washed my hands of her and will never have anything to do with her ever again after that. It seems those of that opinion are growing in number.*

    I created this website to promote Irish boxing, I think I've done a half decent job of helping spread the word and some lesser known fighters profiles. I'm welcomed warmly into gyms as people that know me know I have the best interests of Irish boxing at heart. I would never turn down an invitation to visit a gym or promote a show even if it's from people who haven't liked what I have written about fights in the past. I'm straight down the line, open and honest, even if sometimes those opinions can be unpopular but I always have the interests of the game at heart and think I've built up a lot of goodwill because of that. I think a lot of people can vouch for me on that.*

    So it annoys me to see Maria make false accusations like those above and just makes me not really believe anything else she says when others are accusing her of stuff. I wish her well with her next planned show at the National Stadium in June 30th. But it will be a brave manager or fighter that gets involved in that bill given her track record.*
     
  10. Max Banjo

    Max Banjo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    I bet her solicitor will be rubbing his hands alright getting paid for telling her that what she is doing is libel easy money for the boy doesnt even have to write a letter or anything :deal
     
  11. Jonny The Hips

    Jonny The Hips Boxing Addict Full Member

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  12. doug.ie

    doug.ie 'Classic Boxing Society' Full Member

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    good response leonard...all anyone has to do is read your recent posts here
    you're doing well fella, a lot of people very proud of what you do...
    as a neighbour of his i'd love to see the show happen where reynolds turns pro, but it would be a lot better if it happened without all this dirty washing in public like this.
     
  13. Max Banjo

    Max Banjo Well-Known Member Full Member

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    yeah its embarassing with the **** slinging going on on facebook
     
  14. mattdonnellon

    mattdonnellon Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Smith stopped her opponent in the second, but Kavanagh went out on an unusual score, losing all 4 rounds by a point!
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  15. Jonny The Hips

    Jonny The Hips Boxing Addict Full Member

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    a show went down- everyone should leave it at that. All this love of drama and verbal sparring takes the focus away from the fight game. FB isnt the forum. should be sorted in house. I have more mails this week about peoples mental health and who can be trusted than any fight or boxing related mails.thats madness and detrimental to the sport. People dnt even know who was meant to be on the show but are rejoicing in what they think is a bit of gossip materail!

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