A man has been arrested in connection with an assault on Olympic medal-winning boxer John Joe Nevin in Mullingar this morning.

The incident happened shortly after 11am in the Ardleigh area when two men and a woman were assaulted.

The man in his 20s is being held at Mullingar Garda Station.

Nevin won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.

He made a winning start to his professional career last month against Puerto Rico’s Alberto Candelaria in Boston.

Doctors told Nevin he would be out for two or three months before he could start rehabilitation on the leg, which was broken in two places.

The pugilist's management team had hoped to have him on a busy schedule, with six bouts planned before an August break.

The 24-year-old's campaign will now be pushed back until autumn.

“Our schedule has been thrown off by a few months, but hopefully we’ll have John Joe back working hard by mid-summer and have him fighting again stateside in September,” GreenBlood Boxing's Tom Moran said in a statement.