Shauna gets off the mark

Shauna O'Keeffe pictured with her team from Clonmel Boxing Club. Photo from Martin Fennessy's Facebook page via

Tipperary’s Shauna O’Keefe got her professional boxing career off to a winning start.

The Clonmel lightweight took on the vastly experienced Vaida Masiokaite of Lithuania at London’s York Hall last night.

The bout went the full six rounds with Shauna – known as The Irish Hammer – coming out on top on a 59 – 55 verdict.