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Conlan invoking the spirit of Rocky ahead of showdown with his own Russian nemesis

MICHAEL Conlan says he will invoke the spirit of Rocky 4 ahead of tomorrow’s showdown with old foe Vladimir Nikitin (live on Eir Sport, 2am Sunday). The famed movie saw Sylvester Stallone’s character travel to Russia to take on a goliath-like character Ivan Drago and with that in mind, Conlan rocked up in fight week […]

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Cacace ready to seize his big chance

HAVING had to endure two postponements, Anthony Cacace will finally get the chance to challenge Sam Bowen for the British super-featherweight title at the Birmingham Arena this Saturday night (live on BT Sport). The Lenadoon southpaw saw fights against Bowen fall through twice already this year including slot on the Michael Conlan v Diego Ruiz […]

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Frampton set to put frustrating year behind him on Vegas return

IT has been a frustrating year for Carl Frampton, but he will attempt to finish it on a high note when he tackles Tyler McCreary at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on Saturday night (approx 2am Sunday, live on BT Sport). ‘The Jackal’ had an extended break following his defeat to IBF featherweight champion Josh […]

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Paddy Barnes retires from boxing

IT’S farewell to one of Ireland’s sporting greats as Paddy Barnes confirmed his retirement from boxing last night (Thursday). The 32 year-old North Belfast man made the decision after a period of reflection following his defeat to Jay Harris at the Ulster Hall last month, but it’s in the amateur ranks where Barnes wrote his […]

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Frampton looking forward to Vegas return

CARL Frampton says he is ready to draw a line in the sand after what has been a frustrating 2019 when he travels out to Las Vegas to face unheralded American Tyler McCreary at The Cosmopolitan on November 30. ‘The Jackal’ hasn’t boxed since his defeat to Josh Warrington in an IBF featherweight title classic […]

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Burnett calls time on his career

FORMER unified bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett has confirmed his retirement from boxing. The 27 year-old Newington man enjoyed a remarkable career as an amateur and pro, but the accumulation of injuries forced his hand has prompted him to call it a day. “Although my retirement is forced through injuries, I carry a heart full of […]

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