Archive | August, 2017

Burnett determined to become a ‘great champion’

BUILDING a legacy and being known a great world champion is the motivation for Ryan Burnett who looks to unify the bantamweight division in what is the first defence of his IBF title against another man making a maiden defence, WBA king Zhanat Zhakiyanov on October 21 at the SSE Arena. The pair came face-to-face […]

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Hearn hopeful he will re-sign Frampton

EDDIE Hearn says he is hopeful he can secure the signature of Carl Frampton to Matchroom Boxing and believes he can make it worth Frampton’s while with big the big fights he craves. Hearn promoted ‘The Jackal’ in the early stages of his career before the North Belfast man and his then-manager, Barry McGuigan split […]

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Pro-Irish language parties a majority

Representatives from five of the north’s main parties have joined Conradh na Gaeilge at the MAC Theatre to make a joint call for a standalone Irish Language Act. In an historic move yesterday (Wednesday), representatives from the parties including Paula Bradshaw MLA (Alliance), Steven Agnew MLA (Green Party), Gerry Carroll MLA (PBP), Nichola Mallon MLA […]

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Aamir faces his greatest challenge in touching tribute to a friend’s late son

ONE of the north’s best-known personal trainers, Aamir Ishtiaque, has set himself the toughest and most dangerous challenge of his life – to compete in seven different professional fitness competitions over the space of seven weeks in a bid to raise money for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. This challenge will see the 27-year-old Belfast-based trainer […]

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AOH lobby hotel giant on housing

HOTEL giant Radisson is coming under increasing pressure this week over plans to expand its Gasworks hotel in South Belfast on to land originally zoned for housing. Earlier this month, Belfast City Council took a controversial decision to hand over to an office-block developer an area of land on the Gasworks site earmarked for homes […]

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Bone car attacks continue as woman has lucky escape

A NORTH Belfast woman is urging other road users to be vigilant after her car was attacked by youths in the Oldpark at the weekend. Charlene McAdams was driving along the Oldpark Road when her car windscreen was smashed by a rock thrown by kids in Marrowbone Park. “I went for a bite to eat […]

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