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Hyland has his chance to shine on the big stage

WHILE Michael Conlan will announce himself to the world of professional boxing at Madison Square Garden on Friday night, another West Belfast man will be hoping to make his mark and gatecrash the British domestic scene. Paul Hyland Jnr (14-0) will take on Peter Cope (14-3) at the York Hall, Bethnal Green on Matchroom’s ‘NextGen’ […]

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Barnes ready for his ‘second debut’ against Garzon

IT’S take two for Paddy Barnes at the Waterfront Hall this Friday night when ‘The Wee Man’ faces Argentinian hard man, Adrian Dimas Garzon eight rounds in his second professional contest. Barnes’ debut back on November 5 at the Titanic Exhibition Centre ended in farce when his opponent, Stefan Slavchev was disqualified in their fourth round […]

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Tennyson ready for All-Ireland battle with old title up for grabs

JAMES Tennyson has already been Irish super-featherweight champion, but to claim the national title he knows he faces a much sterner test than when he lifted it back in 2013. It was just his sixth fight when he blasted out Mickey Coveney in two rounds at St Kevin’s Hall, but a lot has happened since […]

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McKenna hoping for Irish title fight in 2017

TYRONE McKenna insists he is willing to fight anyone as he sets his sights on some major bouts in 2017. This Friday night, McKenna will take on undefeated Dubliner Jake Hanney at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall. While he isn’t taking the challenge of Hanney lightly, McKenna is hoping to get a title fight later in the […]

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Meli thrilled to score home win

ALFREDO Meli enjoyed a winning return to Belfast on Friday night at The Devenish as he scored a 60-54 points win over Laszlo Fazekas to improve his record to 13-0-1. Meli’s last home fight was that Celtic title draw with Conrad Cummings back in November 2015, but there was no doubting the result this time […]

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Jamie confident he will complete first part of a Conlan double to edge towards title shot

IT could be a massive eight days for the Conlan clan on either side of the Atlantic and this Friday night at the Waterfront Hall, Jamie will hope to get things off to the perfect start when he takes on former world title challenger, Yader Cardoza (22-10-1) for the vacant WBC International Silver super-flyweight title. […]

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