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Local fighters to benefit from May boxing bonanza

BELFAST is to host a boxing bonanza in May as three shows have been announced to take place in just eight days from May 17-25. The news will come as a huge boost for fighters and fans, with a host of local talent set to benefit. First to announce was Mark Dunlop whose stable of […]

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Barnes vows to fight on

DESPITE hinting at retirement in the immediate aftermath of his defeat to Oscar Mojica at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day, Paddy Barnes has confirmed he intends to fight on. It was a difficult night for ‘The Leprechaun’ in New York as he conceded a considerable size disadvantage to the Mexican American, having elected […]

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Confident Conlan aiming to lead Hernandez up the Garden path

MOST, if not all, boxers dream of fighting at Madison Square Garden, so Michael Conlan knows he is in a privileged position as he gets ready to grace the ‘Mecca of Boxing’ for the fifth time in his career this Sunday for his third straight St Patrick’s Day shindig. The popular Falls man takes on […]

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Conlan Féile fight looks on the cards

WEST Belfast boxer Michael Conlan has hinted heavily that his biggest fight to date will take place on home turf as part of this August’s Féile an Phobail. Speculation is growing that the Cavendish Street WBO Inter-Continental feather-weight champion will top the bill and potentially face Top Rank stablemate Vladmir Nikitin in front of 15,000 […]

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McCarthy ready to rise to Riakporhe challenge

TOMMY McCarthy knows he must rise to the occasion in Peterborough tonight (Saturday) as he bids to relieve Richard Riakporhe of the WBA Inter-Continental cruiserweight title, live on Sky Sports. McCarthy has enjoyed two routine wins since linking-up with manager, Mark Dunlop at the end of last year including an eight round points victory over […]

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Frampton hoping for a big summer showdown

A HUGE summer showdown is still in the pipeline for Carl Frampton with ‘The Jackal’ hopeful the third fight with Leo Santa Cruz can be made. His promoter, Frank Warren, revealed on Monday that the North Belfast man, who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Thursday will likely be back in the ring at the end […]

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