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Irvine delight as he qualifies for Rio

“A DREAM come true.” That was Brendan Irvine’s description of the moment he realised he had qualified for the Olympic Games thanks to his unanimous victory over Daniel Asenov in their third-place box-off at the European Olympic Qualifying Event in Samsun, Turkey on Saturday. The 19 year-old became Ireland’s fifth boxer to book his place […]

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Tennyson becomes patron of Suicide Awareness ahead of British title bout

WITH just over two weeks to go until he challenges Ryan Walsh for the British featherweight title in the Copper Box in London, James Tennyson took some time out from his training camp to meet the manager of Suicide Awareness and Support Group of Belfast, Margaret Walker. The Poleglass man revealed he will act as […]

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Irvine hoping to seal his place in Rio

A PLACE at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro is the prize on offer for Brendan Irvine as the Glencolin man prepares to take part in the European Olympic Qualifying Event in Samsun, Turkey that begins on Saturday. At the end of eight days, three boxers from each male weight category (two finalists […]

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Frampton set to face Santa Cruz this summer according to US broadcaster

CARL Frampton looks set to step up to featherweight and challenge Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title in late summer according to US broadcaster, Showtime who included the match-up on their spring/summer schedule on Friday. This would mean ‘The Jackal’ – the first Irish boxer to unify titles – would relinquish his IBF and […]

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Booth delighted with Burnett progress

ADAM Booth says he is delighted with the progress his charge, Ryan Burnett has been making and was thrilled with the Newington man’s performance to capture the WBC International bantamweight title with a points win over Anthony Settoul at Manchester Arena on Saturday night. Burnett dominated the fight from first to last, sending the Frenchman […]

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Frampton and Quigg weigh-in under the limit ahead of super-bantamweight blockbuster

IT’S on. Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg both weighed in under the super-bantamweight limit of 122lbs today at a raucous Manchester Arena ahead of tomorrow night’s IBF and WBA unification clash. The North Belfast man was in buoyant mood and dispelled any fears that he was struggling to make weight, coming in as 121.6 lbs, […]

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