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McCrory ready for first title opportunity against Collins

HAVING safely negotiated his professional apprenticeship, Pádraig McCrory believes he is ready to make a statement on Saturday when he takes on Steve Collins Jnr for the BUI Celtic super-middleweight title. ‘The Hammer’ has won all eight of his professional contests to date, stopping three along the way, but will face an altogether tougher challenge […]

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‘Pat Man’ determined to seize his big chance

ONE man’s misery is another’s fortune. That has been the case for Paddy Gallagher who gets the chance to claim the British and Commonwealth welterweight titles against Chris Jenkins in Saturday’s chief support. Anthony Cacace’s British title challenge to Sam Bowen was due to occupy the slot on Saturday’s card, but an injury to the […]

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All business for Barnes on his return

PADDY Barnes says he’s back and he means business as the popular North Belfast man looks to get back to winning ways following two straight defeats. ‘The Leprechaun’ came up short in a WBC flyweight challenge to Cristofer Rosales at Windsor Park almost a year ago before suffering a split decision loss in a bizarre […]

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Conlan excited ahead of Falls Park blockbuster

THE eyes of the boxing world will fix their gaze on the Falls Park on Saturday night as Michael Conlan aims to take another step towards world honours when he faces Diego Alberto Ruiz. Upwards of 11,000 fans will walk through the gates for what is the biggest event in the history of Féile an […]

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McCarthy impresses in Cataldo victory

TOMMY McCarthy improved to 15-2 as he scored a third round stoppage win over Francesco Cataldo in Rome this evening (Thursday). The West Belfast man was initially due to face Fabio Turchi for the WBC International cruiserweight title on the night, but injury prevented the Italian from defending the belt and instead, Cataldo got a […]

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McGivern looking to move another step closer towards 2020 Olympic qualification

HE may be going into the European Games as one of Ireland’s leading medal prospects, but James McGivern insists he is still learning his trade. After securing the Irish Elite title earlier this year, McGivern’s preparations for the European Games suffered a minor setback when he was beaten by Enric La Cruz in April’s Chemistry […]

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