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Relaxed Irvine taking it one step at a time

HE may be only 21 years of age, but Brendan Irvine will enter this week’s European Elite Championships in Kharkiv as one of the leaders of the Irish team. You wouldn’t think that when chatting to the St Paul’s flyweight would was his relaxed self prior to heading out to the Ukrainian city where a […]

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McComb confident he can make his mark in Ukraine

SEAN McComb believes he is the man to beat at 64kg when the European Elite Boxing Championships begin in Kharkiv, Ukraine on Friday. The Holy Trinity man has been in flying form this year, capturing the Irish Elite title in February and at the end of April, scored three wins out of three in a […]

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Gutierrez the man tasked with trying to spoil Frampton’s homecoming party

IT’S not the Mexican opposition Carl Frampton was hoping for as he makes his first appearance at home in over two years, but Andres Gutierrez will be the man aiming to silence the Belfast fans at the SSE Arena on July 29. Frampton had been hoping to lure Leo Santa Cruz over to complete the […]

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Autumn unification clash on the horizon for Burnett: Hearn

EDDIE Hearn says he will be targeting a unification clash for Ryan Burnett in October or November back at the SSE Arena following the North Belfast man’s thrilling title win on Saturday. The IBF is almost certain to mandate Burnett to defend against number one challenger, Emmanuel Rodriguez next unless he can fight to unify […]

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Burnett and Haskins weigh-in ahead of title showdown

THE formalities are over as Ryan Burnett and Lee Haskins both weighed-in comfortably under the bantamweight limit ahead of tomorrow’s IBF bantamweight title fight at the SSE Arena. A big crowd gathered at the Hilton Hotel earlier to watch champion, Haskins and challenger Burnett take to the scales with both coming in at 117 lbs, […]

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Ambitious Gallagher ready to make his ring return

PADDY Gallagher returns to the ring this Saturday for the first time since his British welterweight title eliminator defeat to Tamuka Mucha in November when he takes on Craig Kelly (9-10-1). The 28 year-old Lenadoon man has changed things up since that loss at Wembley Arena, with his original training team of Gerard McManus and […]

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