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Healy focussed on matters at hand

HE may have one eye on next month’s ‘Last Man Standing’ middleweight tournament on March 3 in Dublin, but Gerard Healy has some work to do first at The Devenish this Saturday as he takes on Iain Jackson over four rounds. ‘Boom Boom’ had initially been overlooked for the Prizefighter-esque event next month, but a […]

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Impending arrival brings Conlan home

MICHAEL Conlan confirmed the impending birth of his second child is the main reason behind his decision to return to this side of the Atlantic to continue his boxing career under Adam Booth. Conlan spent the first year of his professional career in Los Angeles, training under Manny Robles at The Rock Gym, but after […]

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Frampton and Donaire admit it’s make-or-break ahead of April clash

CARL Frampton and Nonito Donaire both admit their April 21 clash at the SSE Arena will be make-or-break in terms of world title aspirations with the winner set for a summer title tile, while it could be the end of the line for the loser of their featherweight dust-up. The former World Fighters of the […]

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Conlan intends to sign off for the year in style

IT’S back to where it all began as a professional for Michael Conlan as the LA-based, West Belfast man returns to Madison Square Garden’s Theatre on Saturday night to take on Argentina’s Luis Fernando Molina over six rounds on the undercard of the Vasyl Lomachenko v Guillermo Rigondeaux blockbuster (live on BoxNation). The recently-turned 26 […]

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Conlan and Ancajas on weight ahead of world title showdown

JAMIE Conlan and IBF super-flyweight champion, Jerwin Ancajas weighed-in at the 115lb limit ahead of tomorrow’s SSE showdown for the Filipino’s world title. Conlan goes into the bout as a heavy underdog according to the bookmakers, but that means nothing to ‘The Mexican’ who believes he is ready to deliver a career-best performance against the […]

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‘Mexican Slayer’ Frampton predicts career-best performance

CARL Frampton has described himself as the ‘Mexican slayer’ and intends to overcome the challenge of yet another Aztec warrior at the SSE Arena tomorrow night when he takes on Horacio Garcia in his first fight since the defeat to Leo Santa Cruz back in January. Frampton has faced five previous Mexican opponents, defeating them […]

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