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Frampton and Donaire make weight ahead of featherweight showdown

CARL Frampton and Nonito Donaire both weighed-in under the featherweight limit of 126 lbs at the Europa Hotel this afternoon, ahead of their interim WBO title fight at the SSE Arena tomorrow night. The ‘Filipino Flash’ was first onto the scales and came in at 125.7lbs, with Frampton slightly less at 125.3 lbs. This is […]

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Frampton and Donaire planning to hit the right note in featherweight dust-up

THE respect is there between Carl Frampton and Nonito Donaire – and not just in terms of boxing ability ahead of their interim WBO featherweight title clash at the SSE Arena. While both men occupy the upper echelons of world boxing, both also fancy themselves as decent singers. Donaire said he was ready to throw […]

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‘Hunted’ Burnett begins new chapter in Cardiff cracker

IT is a new dynamic for Ryan Burnett this Saturday at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff when the Newington man defends his WBA bantamweight title against Yonfrez Parejo (21-2-1). Having fought for and won two world title belts in 2017 against Lee Haskins (IBF) and Zhanat Zhakiyanov, it is now the 25 year-old who is […]

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Healy quietly confident ahead of his big night

IT has been a tournament beset by withdrawals, but on Saturday at the National Stadium in Dublin, eight middleweights will compete in a ‘Prizefighter-style’ tournament to claim the prize of Ireland’s Last Man Standing. With a cash pot of €50,000 and live coverage from TG4 (8.15pm), there is certainly plenty of incentive to the eight […]

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Hynes hopes to be on-song against Kennedy

AHEAD of a potential switch to the pro ranks later in the year, Belfast boxer Caoimhín Hynes says he is determined to make a name for himself inside the ring rather than being remembered for a terrible incident outside of it. Last year, Hynes was left fighting for his life after being stabbed following a […]

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Ferguson plans to announce his arrival on the national stage

IT will be quite a first season at Elite level for Caoimhin Ferguson should he manage to overcome Wayne Kelly in Saturday’s Irish Elite light-welterweight final. The 19 year-old had a fine run in the Ulster Elites back in November before losing out in the final to Sean McComb, but served notice to his talents […]

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