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Belfast boxers set for Titanic showdown

TYRONE McKenna insists he is ‘100 per cent confident’ of victory of Sean Creagh when the pair go toe-to-toe at Belfast’s Titanic Exhibition Centre on Saturday night. The domestic welterweight clash forms part of a sterling undercard for the ‘Homecoming’ bill featuring Jamie Conlan, Paddy Barnes and a host of Irish talent. One of the […]

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Burnett confident ahead of Farrag title defence

RYAN Burnett says he is ready to make the step up on Saturday night when he puts his British bantamweight title on the line against Liverpool’s Ryan Farrag at the Echo Arena. The North Belfast man has cleared every hurdle comfortably in his perfect 14 fight career to date, but will go into the lion’s […]

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Hyland retains focus to score Europa victory

IT had the potential to be a real banana skin, but Paul Hyland got the job done at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night when scoring a points victory over Nelson Altamirano to improve to 13-0. Hyland had originally been scheduled to take on Felix Lora over eight rounds at lightweight, but visa issues forced a […]

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Change of opponent for Hyland

THE 11th hour withdrawal of Felix Lora has forced a change of opponent for Paul Hyland Jnr ahead of Saturday’s ‘Another Level’ bill at the Europa Hotel. ‘Hylo’ was due to box the experienced Lora who represented a step-up in class for the West Belfast man, but on Tuesday it emerged that visa issues have […]

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New beginnings for Cacace in Wigan this weekend

THE new boxing ‘season’ begins this weekend after the summer break and it is a case of new beginnings for the Celtic super-featherweight champion, Anthony Cacace (13-0, 6KOs) who returns after almost a year out. The 27 year-old was last in action when stopping Ronnie Clark for the belt in October last year, but after […]

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Irvine confirms he wants to box at the 2020 Tokyo Games

BRENDAN Irvine says the Olympic experience is one he will treasure forever as he confirmed he intends to compete at the Tokyo Games in 2020. ‘Wee Rooster’ lost his opening bout in Rio to eventual flyweight gold medal winner, Shakhobidin Zoirov and admits the Uzbek was simply too powerful on the day. The St Paul’s […]

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