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Burnett and Zhakiyanov ready for Titanic battle

WE have a fight. Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov weighed in under the limit of 118lbs at the Titanic Hotel at lunchtime ahead of their world bantamweight unification clash at the SSE Arena tomorrow night. IBF champion, Burnett scaled 117.6lbs, three ounces heavier than WBA holder, Zhakiyanov in front of a large crowd as they […]

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Tray-ned ‘Assassin’ Tennyson can thrive on the big stage once more

THE SSE Arena is where any local boxer wants to perform and James Tennyson is expecting to dazzle the crowd at the Waterfront venue against Darren Traynor on Saturday night. ‘The Assassin’ got a taste for the big stage last time out when he stopped Ryan Doyle in the sixth round of a thrilling contest […]

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‘Hylo’ ready to Rock in potential all-Irish thriller

WHILE Ryan Burnett and Zhanat Zhakiyanov’s bantamweight unification tops the bill at the SSE Arena on Saturday, the fight of the night could well be the all-Irish clash for the IBF European lightweight title between Paul Hyland Jnr and Stephen Ormond. This is an intriguing match-up between the up-and-comer in Hyland against Dubliner, Ormond who […]

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Red Hands and Johnnies both vying to end title famine

Lámh Dhearg v St John’s (Sunday, 3.15pm, Glenavy) ALL roads lead to Glenavy this Sunday for a West Belfast derby to decide who will be crowned Antrim Senior Football champions for 2017. Whoever emerges between Lámh Dhearg and St John’s, it will be the first time either club has got its hands on the Padraig […]

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Gallagher enjoying the professional life ahead of title defence

PADDY Gallagher says he now knows what’s it’s like to be a professional boxer after five years in the paid ranks and believes his new regime can guide him to world honours. The Lenadoon man defends his Celtic welterweight title against Gary Murray at the Meadowbank Sports Centre in Edinburgh on Friday and ‘Pat Man’ […]

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The new era for Frampton begins with Belfast blockbuster

THE new era for Carl Frampton will begin at the SSE Arena on November 18 when ‘The Jackal’ boxes for the first time with his new team in place. At a press conference at the Ulster Hall yesterday (Wednesday), the North Belfast man was officially unveiled as a Frank Warren and BT Sport fighter and was […]

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