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Barnes confident he has the skills to claim first pro title

PADDY Barnes believes his greater skills will be the deciding factor when he tackles Silvio Olteanu at the Waterfront Hall tomorrow night. It may only be the North Belfast man’s third professional contest, but his vast experience of amateur boxing at the elite level has given him the confidence that he can break into the […]

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Barnes braced for first major test of pro career

PADDY Barnes insists he is ready for what he concedes is a big step up in class when he takes on Romanian Silvio Olteanu in his first 10-round bout for the vacant WBO European flyweight title. After two fairly forgettable outings, Barnes will be hoping his fledgling pro career takes off at the Waterfront Hall on […]

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‘Hylo’ scores stunning victory

PAUL Hyland Jnr grabbed his big chance with both hands as he claimed the IBF lightweight title with a stunning first-round stoppage win over Adam Dingsdale. The Lagmore man forged a reputation for being in all-action dust-ups, but on Saturday at the SSE Arena, Dingsdale wasn’t afforded the opportunity to fight fire with fire as […]

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Tennyson enters world rankings with thrilling win

JAMES Tennyson burst into the world rankings on Saturday night at the SSE Arena as he forced Ryan Doyle to be pulled out after six rounds of the WBA International super-featherweight title fight. This was a highly entertaining scrap that came alive from the opening bell with both men planting their feet and letting solid […]

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Relaxed Irvine taking it one step at a time

HE may be only 21 years of age, but Brendan Irvine will enter this week’s European Elite Championships in Kharkiv as one of the leaders of the Irish team. You wouldn’t think that when chatting to the St Paul’s flyweight would was his relaxed self prior to heading out to the Ukrainian city where a […]

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McComb confident he can make his mark in Ukraine

SEAN McComb believes he is the man to beat at 64kg when the European Elite Boxing Championships begin in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Friday. The Holy Trinity man has been in flying form this year, capturing the Irish Elite title in February and at the end of April, scored three wins out of three in a […]

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