John Joe Nevin

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Birthday
7, 1989
Birthplace
Ireland
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
7, 1989 (age 29)
Birthplace
Ireland

About

Hero of Ireland who won the bantamweight division boxing silver medal at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

Before Fame

He asked his father if he could learn boxing when he was seven, and had his first bout - against a 12 year-old - the next year.

Trivia

He is a member of Ireland's traveller community, a distrusted minority in the country.

Family Life

He defeated his cousin, Michael Nevin, to win the Senior National All Irelands in 2012, his fifth consecutive national senior title.

Associated With

Katie Taylor, a fellow Irishwoman, also won a boxing medal at the 2012 Olympics in London.