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Burnett excited as Zhakiyanov unification confirmed

HAVING won the IBF bantamweight title against Lee Haskins in June, Ryan Burnett has no interest in resting on his laurels as he steps straight into a unification fight with WBA champion, Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Arena on October 21. The Newington man proved he was world class against the experienced Haskins, dropping the […]

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Frampton misses weight ahead of homecoming fight

TOMORROW’S headline fight at the SSE Arena will go ahead, but the WBC featherweight title eliminator will apply to Andres Gutierrez only after Carl Frampton scaled one pound over the nine stone limit at today’s weigh-in at the Europa Hotel. ‘The Jackal’ came in at 127lbs with the Mexican registering 125 lbs 9oz which was […]

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‘Pat Man’ ready to take his chance on the big stage

HE had to remain tight-lipped for weeks, but Paddy Gallagher is planning to make some noise against Ricardo Silva this Saturday at the SSE Arena on Saturday when the pair battle it out for the IBO Continental welterweight title. Gallagher was aware for a number of weeks he would be boxing on Saturday’s Carl Frampton […]

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McGuigan confident ‘The Jackal’ can make a big statement

SHANE McGuigan expects Carl Frampton to score his first stoppage win in two and a half years when he takes on Andres Gutierrez on Saturday night. Frampton is without a win inside the distance since the last time he fought at the SSE Arena, a fifth round win over Chris Avalos in February 2015 and […]

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Reinvigorated Cummings eyeing further progress

THE controversial loss to Ronny Mittag last November was a “blessing in disguise” according to Conrad Cummings who makes the first defence of his WBO European middleweight title against Robert Swierzbinski (18-6-2) at the SSE Arena on Saturday. Back in November at Wembley Arena, Cummings was somehow denied on a split decision with the IBF […]

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McCrory aiming for similar story back at the SSE Arena

THE opportunity to box at the SSE Arena is one all local fighters want to avail of, but Padraig McCrory has been a little spoiled as he begins his professional career and he is certainly not complaining. The St James’ man made his bow in the paid ranks on the undercard of Ryan Burnett’s world […]

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