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Busy McCarthy hopes to build momentum

TOMMY McCarthy will be aiming to make it two wins in four weeks when he faces Blaise Mendouo (4-7) on Saturday night at the SSE Arena. The Lenadoon cruiserweight was a first round winner over Peter Hegyes in what was his first fight in 11 months, so to get back out so soon and try […]

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McCullough starting again on the title trail

STARTING again can be demoralising for a boxer after a title loss, but Marc McCullough says he is happy to learn from his mistakes and start climbing the ladder towards title opportunities beginning with Saturday’s contest against Tamworth’s, Jason Baille (5-3) McCullough’s last outing was a loss to British featherweight champion at the Copper Box […]

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‘Quiet Man’ Ward keen to sign off for the year on a high

IT has been a busy first year as a professional for Steven Ward and the Monkstown light-heavyweight wants to finish it in style when he takes on Przemyslaw Binienda over six rounds on Saturday before looking to push on in 2018. ‘The Quiet Man’ began his career in the paid ranks last November and has […]

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Options aplenty for Burnett following unification success: Hearn

EDDIE Hearn has said there are numerous options now for Ryan Burnett following his impressive victory over Zhanat Zhakiyanov last Saturday night. The Matchroom promoter was thrilled with how his fighter unified the IBF and WBA bantamweight titles considering he has just moved up to world level and now looks the dominant force in the […]

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Burnett and Zhakiyanov ready for Titanic battle

WE have a fight. Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov weighed in under the limit of 118lbs at the Titanic Hotel at lunchtime ahead of their world bantamweight unification clash at the SSE Arena tomorrow night. IBF champion, Burnett scaled 117.6lbs, three ounces heavier than WBA holder, Zhakiyanov in front of a large crowd as they […]

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Tray-ned ‘Assassin’ Tennyson can thrive on the big stage once more

THE SSE Arena is where any local boxer wants to perform and James Tennyson is expecting to dazzle the crowd at the Waterfront venue against Darren Traynor on Saturday night. ‘The Assassin’ got a taste for the big stage last time out when he stopped Ryan Doyle in the sixth round of a thrilling contest […]

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