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Walker thrilled to be the undisputed bantamweight king

HAVING won the Irish Elite bantamweight title twice before, a third success may be cause for slightly less celebration, but that wasn’t the case for Kurt Walker who feels he has now fully emerged from the shadows following his victory Stephen McKenna on a unanimous decision. His previous successes came with a side note that Michael Conlan […]

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World is McComb’s oyster following Kelly win

SEAN McComb is set to do some globetrotting this year having claimed his third Irish Elite title and first at light-welterweight with a unanimous decision victory over Wayne Kelly on Friday night, but for now a holiday in Cuba with club coach, Michael Hawkins is off the agenda. The Turf Lodge man laughed when he […]

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O’Hara delighted to be crowned Elite champion

WINNING a first Irish Elite title is a cause for celebration and Kristina O’Hara did just that after defeating Shannon Sweeney in the 48 kg final at the National Stadium on Friday night. The St John Bosco girl won on a unanimous decision against the St Anne’s southpaw who battled gamely, but was well beaten […]

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Irvine made to wait but clinches third Irish title

BRENDAN Irvine was made to wait at the National Stadium on Friday night, but the result was the same as the St Paul’s man held onto his flyweight title with a unanimous decision win over Thomas McCarthy. The West Belfast man has been used to boxing in one of the early bouts on finals’ night, […]

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McComb can’t ‘weight’ to do the business against Kelly

MOVING up from lightweight to light-welterweight is making all the difference for Sean McComb and the Holy Trinity man intends to prove it when he tangles with Bayyynacargy’s Wayne Kelly for the 64kg National Elite title at the National Stadium on Friday. McComb had been plying his trade in the 60kg division, but says the […]

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Irvine hoping experience can help him retain National title

BRENDAN Irvine is hoping the experience of last summer’s Olympic Games can stand him in good stead as he prepares to defend his Irish flyweight title against Mayfield’s Tomas McCarthy at the National Stadium in Dublin on Friday. The St Paul’s man reached Friday’s final thanks to a comprehensive 5-0 win over the man he […]

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