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Fury backs Frampton to bounce back

TYSON Fury believes Carl Frampton has plenty of options upon his return and feels ‘The Jackal’ is more than capable of getting his hands on another world title. Frampton as been out of action since losing his WBA featherweight title in a rematch against Leo Santa Cruz in Las Vegas back in January with his […]

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Burnett determined to become a ‘great champion’

BUILDING a legacy and being known a great world champion is the motivation for Ryan Burnett who looks to unify the bantamweight division in what is the first defence of his IBF title against another man making a maiden defence, WBA king Zhanat Zhakiyanov on October 21 at the SSE Arena. The pair came face-to-face […]

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McComb determined to add to his medal collection in Hamburg

THE decision to stay with the amateur code was one Sean McComb made at the start of this year with the World Championships in mind. The Holy Trinity man now gets his opportunity to prove he is one of the top light-welterweights on the planet in Hamburg when he embarks upon his third World Championships […]

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Irvine confident he can rule the flyweight Roost

REACHING the medal podium is the bottom line for Brendan Irvine as the West Belfast man prepares for the start of the World Elite Championships in Hamburg this week. The St Paul’s flyweight came back from the European Championships with bronze after losing out to England’s Niall Farrell at the semi-final stage and anything less […]

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Burnett excited as Zhakiyanov unification confirmed

HAVING won the IBF bantamweight title against Lee Haskins in June, Ryan Burnett has no interest in resting on his laurels as he steps straight into a unification fight with WBA champion, Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Arena on October 21. The Newington man proved he was world class against the experienced Haskins, dropping the […]

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Frampton misses weight ahead of homecoming fight

TOMORROW’S headline fight at the SSE Arena will go ahead, but the WBC featherweight title eliminator will apply to Andres Gutierrez only after Carl Frampton scaled one pound over the nine stone limit at today’s weigh-in at the Europa Hotel. ‘The Jackal’ came in at 127lbs with the Mexican registering 125 lbs 9oz which was […]

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