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McCarthy impresses in Cataldo victory

TOMMY McCarthy improved to 15-2 as he scored a third round stoppage win over Francesco Cataldo in Rome this evening (Thursday). The West Belfast man was initially due to face Fabio Turchi for the WBC International cruiserweight title on the night, but injury prevented the Italian from defending the belt and instead, Cataldo got a […]

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McGivern looking to move another step closer towards 2020 Olympic qualification

HE may be going into the European Games as one of Ireland’s leading medal prospects, but James McGivern insists he is still learning his trade. After securing the Irish Elite title earlier this year, McGivern’s preparations for the European Games suffered a minor setback when he was beaten by Enric La Cruz in April’s Chemistry […]

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Cacace’s British title fight to take place at the Falls Park

ANTHONY Cacace will get the chance to land the British super-featherweight on home soil as his challenge to Sam Bowen will take place on the undercard of Michael Conlan v Vladimir Nikitin at the Falls Park on August 3. The Lenadoon southpaw had been expected to face Bowen at the 02 Arena in London on […]

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Fitzpatrick and Webb ready for war

IT is a fight that has captured the imagination locally as lightweight rivals, Joe Fitzpatrick and Stephen Webb tangle at The Devenish on Saturday night in the latest installment of Boxing Ireland Promotions’ ‘Celtic Clash’ series. This is a meeting between Divis and St James’, with the amateur boxing rivalry of Immaculata and Holy Trinity […]

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Conlan set to satisfy his Nikitin craving

SINCE the words ‘in the blue corner’ reverberated around a stunned Riocentro on August 16 2016, there has been a notable itch Michael Conlan has simply had to scratch. His dreams of a second Olympic Games’ medal and the possibility of gold evaporated as one of the most sickening episodes in amateur boxing judging drew […]

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Full steam ahead to Féile for Conlan who plans to deliver the performance of his life

MICHAEL Conlan has decided to shelve a proposed warm-up fight next month as he says he wants to prepare for the performance of his life at Féile an Phobail on August 3. The 27 year-old was expected to fight on the undercard of former stablemate, Oscar Valdez, but instead will set his sights firmly on […]

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