As part of the Morning Ireland sporting moment series, we've been looking back on some of the best moments in Irish sport. Today we turn to boxing and that famous day in 1985 when Barry McGuigan became a world champion.
Loftus Road in London will rightly go down as the scene of one of Ireland's greatest sporting triumphs.
On a June evening in 1985, Barry McGuigan took on reigning WBA featherweight champion Eusebio Pedroza, a man who had successfully defended his title on 19 occasions.
The 'Clones Cyclone' however enthralled the majority of the 27,000 in attendance that Saturday night with a superb display to claim the title in a unanimous points decision and Ireland had its first world champion in 35 years.
Darren Frehill reflects on that momentous sporting occasion.
Each week on RTÉ Radio 1's Morning Ireland, Darren will be delving into the archives to relive the nation's favourite sporting memories.
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Wednesday morning's sporting trip down memory lane on @morningireland @RTERadio1 with @Darrenfrehill looks back at @ClonesCyclone becoming the champion of the world #stayathome #OhDannyBoy pic.twitter.com/rJSlWMa8PS— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) April 7, 2020