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Ireland’s standard bearer

IN a career of top honours, big stages and widespread support, there isn’t much Paddy Barnes hasn’t done. The North Belfast man is just the second ever Irish Olympian to medal at successive Games, while in Rio he becomes the first Irish boxer to appear at three Olympics. The Holy Family man is the only […]

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Unforgettable performance on an unforgettable night for Frampton

IF Carl Frampton had reached legendary status in his home city prior to the weekend, his victory over Leo Santa Cruz at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday to claim the WBA featherweight title catapulted him to global superstardom. Now a two-weight champion, Frampton continues to make history and must now be […]

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Numerous options for history-making ‘Jackal’

THE boxing world is Carl Frampton’s oyster as ‘The Jackal’ produced the performance of his life at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday night to claim the WBA featherweight title from Leo Santa Cruz. Frampton – the first boxer from the North and second Irishman to become a two-weight champion – rose […]

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Fantastic Frampton hails ‘career defining’ victory over Santa Cruz

IT was a night to remember for Carl Frampton and the city of Belfast on Saturday night in Brooklyn as ‘The Jackal’ prevailed in a classic battle against Leo Santa Cruz to claim the WBA featherweight title, writes David Mohan in New York. After 12 pulsating rounds of jaw-dropping action, it was the North Belfast […]

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Frampton and Santa Cruz weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s showdown

CARL Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz both weighed-in comfortably under the featherweight limit of 126 lbs today ahead of their eagerly-awaited WBA featherweight title dust-up at the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York tomorrow night. ‘The Jackal’ looked in incredible shape as he took to the scales, scaling 125.5lbs, one ounce heavier than the champion […]

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Tennyson to move up in weight after title loss

IT just wasn’t to be for James Tennyson on Saturday in London as the 22 year-old came up short in his British featherweight title challenge against Ryan Walsh. The Poleglass native was stopped in the fifth round of their bout at the Copper Box as the step up in opposition proved a bridge too far […]

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