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‘Fighting man’ Sullivan riding the wave in the paid ranks

IT may just be his second professional contest on Saturday, but Turf Lodge cruiserweight Dee Sullivan believes he is already settling into life in the paid ranks. The 26 year-old ‘Vanilla Gorilla’ made his debut at the Ulster Hall back in May on a card topped by former world champion Ryan Burnett when he out-pointed […]

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McComb confident he will roar to victory against ‘Le Lion’

THE perfect fight at the perfect time – that is the general consensus among fight fans as Sean McComb aims to move to 8-0 and Renald Garrido over eight rounds at light-welterweight. The Turf Lodge native has enjoyed an outstanding start to life in the paid ranks – racking up seven wins and in impressive […]

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Meli planning to build title momentum

HAVING gone through a stop-start couple of years, Alfredo Meli believes victory over Araik Marutjan on Saturday will propel him into the title mix and get his career firmly back on track. The only minor blemish on Meli’s 17-fight record is a draw with Conrad Cummings for the Celtic middleweight title back in 2015 and […]

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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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