Archive | October, 2017

Burnett and Zhakiyanov ready for Titanic battle

WE have a fight. Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov weighed in under the limit of 118lbs at the Titanic Hotel at lunchtime ahead of their world bantamweight unification clash at the SSE Arena tomorrow night. IBF champion, Burnett scaled 117.6lbs, three ounces heavier than WBA holder, Zhakiyanov in front of a large crowd as they […]

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Author wins award for novel based on West Belfast rape

AUTHOR Winnie M Li is celebrating as her debut novel Dark Chapter won the coveted Not the Booker Prize 2017 award. Winnie’s novel is based on her own harrowing experience of sexual assault while visiting West Belfast. In April 2008, while hiking through Colin Glen Forest on the outskirts of Lenadoon, the American woman was […]

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Funeral for 10-year-old ‘attacked by family pet’

THE funeral of 10-year-old Ryan Busa has taken place from the family home in Queen’s Park this morning. Ryan died on Sunday afternoon following an incident in the home that saw him suffer lacerations to the head. Reports suggest he may have been the victim of a dog attack. He was rushed to the Royal […]

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Tray-ned ‘Assassin’ Tennyson can thrive on the big stage once more

THE SSE Arena is where any local boxer wants to perform and James Tennyson is expecting to dazzle the crowd at the Waterfront venue against Darren Traynor on Saturday night. ‘The Assassin’ got a taste for the big stage last time out when he stopped Ryan Doyle in the sixth round of a thrilling contest […]

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‘Hylo’ ready to Rock in potential all-Irish thriller

WHILE Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov’s bantamweight unification tops the bill at the SSE Arena on Saturday, the fight of the night could well be the all-Irish clash for the IBF European lightweight title between Paul Hyland Jnr and Stephen Ormond. This is an intriguing match-up between the up-and-comer in Hyland against Dubliner, Ormond who […]

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From prison rooftops to hunger-strikes

THE experience of Irish political prisoners in English jails throughout the conflict has been to a large extent overshadowed by what went on in Long Kesh and the Crumlin Road. Outside of the wrongful convictions of the Birmingham Six and Guildford Four, there has been little detailed focus on how the large number of Irishmen […]

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