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New beginnings for Cacace in Wigan this weekend

THE new boxing ‘season’ begins this weekend after the summer break and it is a case of new beginnings for the Celtic super-featherweight champion, Anthony Cacace (13-0, 6KOs) who returns after almost a year out. The 27 year-old was last in action when stopping Ronnie Clark for the belt in October last year, but after […]

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Irvine confirms he wants to box at the 2020 Tokyo Games

BRENDAN Irvine says the Olympic experience is one he will treasure forever as he confirmed he intends to compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020. ‘Wee Rooster’ lost his opening bout in Rio to eventual flyweight gold medal winner, Shakhobidin Zoirov and admits the Uzbek was simply too powerful on the day. The St Paul’s […]

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DESPITE his Olympic Games heartache, there are options aplenty for Michael Conlan as he gets set to enter the world of professional boxing. Promoters on both sides of the Atlantic have been in contact with the West Belfast man since the shocking decision in the bantamweight quarter-final against Vladimir Nikitin went against him, but despite […]

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Frampton hoping to box in Belfast before Christmas

WORLD featherweight champion, Carl Frampton returned to a hero’s welcome at Belfast City Hall last Friday and said he hopes to fight on home soil before Christmas. ‘The Jackal’ was greeted by thousands of fans following his unforgettable victory over Leo Santa Cruz to claim the WBA title at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn on July […]

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‘Wee Rooster’ Irvine flying high

THE relationship between a boxer and coach is unique on so many levels. It’s not just teacher and student, but usually much closer than that. That is certainly the case for Brendan Irvine, the 20-year-old flyweight and his club coach, Ralph McKay. The pair sat down for lunch following a training session just before Irvine […]

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Golden boy Conlan aiming to complete the sweep

FOUR years ago, Michael Conlan went to the Olympics as something of an unknown quantity. Fast forward to today and the Clonard clubman heads to Brazil as the poster boy of the Irish team. It has been an incredible journey. Back in 2012, the 20 year-old made the podium having reached the semi-finals and took […]

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