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All smiles as Frampton and Santa Cruz prepare to resume hostilities

IT was all smiles and selfies at the Europa Hotel on Tuesday as Carl Frampton welcomed Leo Santa Cruz – the man he relieved of the WBA featherweight title in July – to Belfast for the first part of a two-leg media tour to promote the rematch between the pair on January 28 at the […]

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Paddy plans to power ahead

PADDY Barnes was in a bit of a rush on Friday. In fact, for the next couple of years he plans to keep it that way. At a press conference at Titanic Belfast for his close friend and fellow Olympic medallist, Michael Conlan, Barnes got the call that his fiance Mari had gone into labour […]

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Casement title fight the ultimate dream for confident Conlan

FIGHTING for or defending a world title in a revamped Casement Park is the ultimate dream for Michael Conlan who will begin his professional journey at Madison Square Garden, New York on St Patrick’s Day. The 24 year-old launched his trans-Atlantic journey at Titanic Belfast last Friday as media, fellow boxers, friends, family and fans gathered […]

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Elder Conlan can’t afford a slip-up with world title eliminator on the horizon

WITH a final eliminator for the WBO super-flyweight title all but confirmed, the onus on Jamie Conlan is to make no mistakes while continuing to thrill as he gets ready to top the bill at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on Saturday night. Hungary’s David Koos (8-2-1) was confirmed as the opponent on Wednesday after a […]

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Belfast boxers set for Titanic showdown

TYRONE McKenna insists he is ‘100 per cent confident’ of victory of Sean Creagh when the pair go toe-to-toe at Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre on Saturday night. The domestic welterweight clash forms part of a sterling undercard for the ‘Homecoming’ bill featuring Jamie Conlan, Paddy Barnes and a host of Irish talent. One of the […]

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Burnett confident ahead of Farrag title defence

RYAN Burnett says he is ready to make the step up on Saturday night when he puts his British bantamweight title on the line against Liverpool’s Ryan Farrag at the Echo Arena. The North Belfast man has cleared every hurdle comfortably in his perfect 14 fight career to date, but will go into the lion’s […]

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