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09th Apr 2015

John Joe Nevin is to appear in court after alleged involvement in pub fight

The Olympic silver medallist was one of five arrested

Darragh Murphy

If we were to draft a list of the men we’d least like to take on in a pub fight, John Joe Nevin wouldn’t be too far from the top of that list.

The Irish Olympian was allegedly involved in a bar brawl in Co Westmeath earlier this week and is set to appear in court tomorrow.

The Daily Star report that their sources have claimed that the 25-year-old was arrested alongside four others after a “row broke out in the Stillery Pub, formerly the Porter House, on Dominick Street in the town at 11.30pm that night.”

Nevin delivered a silver medal for Ireland in the 2012 London Olympics but has had a number of scrapes with the law in the past 12 months.

John Joe Nevin with his gold medal 8/6/2013

He broke both of his legs in a purported fight with a member of his extended family in April of last year but has since claimed to have let bygones be bygones with those involved in that encounter.

And Nevin appeared in Longford District Court just two months ago after the 3-0 pro boxer was “charged with causing €200 worth of damage to ornaments and a glass cabinet belonging to a Rosemarie Nevin at Ardleigh Vale estate in Mullingar on February 16.”