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Boxer Jamie Kavanagh tweets he is okay after shooting at weigh-in

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Jamie Kavanagh
Jamie Kavanagh

The man who was headlining the card whose weigh-in became the centre of a fatal shooting has confirmed he feels 'lucky' to come out of the incident okay.

Jamie Kavanagh had been due to fight Antonio Joao Bento for the vacant WBO European lightweight title at the National Stadium tomorrow night.

However, at the weigh in at the Regency Hotel today a group of armed men dressed as Garda Emergency Response Unit members entered the event and opened fire on three targets.

One of the men targeted is dead, another is fighting for his life while a third is also in hospital.

Kavanagh has tweeted to confirm he is okay.