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Frampton has Gut the tools to bounce back in style

IT has been almost two and a half years since Carl Frampton marched to the ring at the SSE – then Odyssey – Arena, but on Saturday night ‘The Jackal’ returns to his spiritual home aiming to banish the memory of his WBA featherweight title loss to Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas back in […]

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‘Quiet Man’ Ward keen to make a statement

HE is known as ‘The Quiet Man’, but Steven Ward intends to use his opportunity on the undercard at the SSE Arena tomorrow night to get tongues wagging about his potential. The 27 year-old former Monkstown amateur takes on Croatia’s Josip Perkovic (4-2-1) over six rounds at light-heavyweight in what is his fifth pro fight. A […]

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Crocker determined to repay Frampton’s faith

HEARING one of your sporting heroes describe you as “one of the best kids in the country” is a huge motivator and Lewis Crocker wants to prove his credentials as a top prospect when he takes on durable Pole, Sylwester Walczak – a former opponent of Tyrone McKenna – in his third pro contest this […]

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Double delight beckons for patient Cacace

WAITING in the wings for a title shot has been like waiting for the proverbial bus for Anthony Cacace as two have suddenly come along at once. ‘The Apache’ has been in line to fight for the British super-featherweight title for almost two years since annexing Celtic honours, but for one reason or another his […]

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Ginley confident Cacace will fulfil his destiny at Wembley

RAY Ginley believes it is Anthony Cacace’s destiny to overcome Martin J Ward in this Saturday’s British and Commonwealth super-featherweight title clash at Wembley Arena. The long-term friends and training partners’ journey has taken in a Subway in Andersonstown and has led them to the London Underground this weekend as they open a new chapter […]

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Barnes confident he has the skills to claim first pro title

PADDY Barnes believes his greater skills will be the deciding factor when he tackles Silvio Olteanu at the Waterfront Hall tomorrow night. It may only be the North Belfast man’s third professional contest, but his vast experience of amateur boxing at the elite level has given him the confidence that he can break into the […]

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