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Rigondeaux or Wake up next should Frampton defeat Quigg

THE winner of next month’s super-bantamweight unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg will be mandated to face Guillermo Rigondeaux this summer according to the WBA. The undefeated Cuban (16-0) was made ‘Champion in Recess’ because he had not defended his title since December, 2014 with an 11th round victory over Hisashi Amagasa with […]

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Magnificent Michaela lands crucial National Elite title

THE Olympic dream is very much on course for Michaela Walsh as the Holy Family girl claimed her sixth Irish title and first at flyweight when dethroning six-in-a-row chasing Ceire Smith at the National Stadium on Friday night. The Commonwealth Games’ silver medalist put in an accomplished display of counter-punching and slick movement against the […]

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Burnett confident ahead of title tilt

THE next step on the road to stardom for Ryan Burnett takes place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday night when then North Belfast man faces Jason Booth with the vacant British bantamweight title up for grabs. The 23 year-old Newington native will be looking to claim his second title belt in as many months […]

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Cummings and Meli get ready to serve up a classic

UNBEATEN prospects and domestic rivals rarely square off during their rimg apprenticeship, but on Friday night Alfredo Meli (11-0) and Conrad Cummings (7-0) will meet for the Celic middleweight title at the Waterfront Hall in what could be a fight of the year contender dubbed ‘All on the Line’. While defeat for either man certainly […]

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Biggest ever Irish boxing audience expected as Frampton fight confirmed for Titanic Slipways

Titanic slipways will be the venue for the IBF World Super Bantamweight Title fight between Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez. The venue was announced on Tuesday at a press conference in the Titanic Centre in Belfast for the September 6 fight. Organisers will hope he re-match between the two rivals will be a repeat of […]

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Lindsay set for Selby title showdown

Just like the featured attraction on Saturday night, the chief support bout is also a rearranged fight as Martin Lindsay prepares to reclaim the British featherweight title when he takes on Lee Selby. Just hours before they were due to trade leather at the Odyssey Arena last September, the Welshman fell ill and on doctors […]

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