BELFAST super-featherweight Anthony Cacace will not fight for the British title after the British Boxing Board of Control ruled that Maxi Hughes would fight mandatory contender Sam Bowen for the belt vacated by Martin J Ward recently.
SOME of the leading boxers in the country will have a big decision to make next month, as the Irish Elite Championships comes right in the middle of preparations for April’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.
RISK versus reward. That’s what boxing is all about at the highest level and when you weigh up the two sides of the scales perhaps it’s not that surprising to see doubt being cast over Carl Frampton’s proposed non-title meeting with former four-weight world champion Nonito Donaire.
IN THE ring, the highlights were the success of unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett and Michael Conlan’s spectacular Madison Square Garden pro debut while crushing defeat for Jamie Conlan in his world title challenge was the major disappointment of the year.
CARL Frampton will be keeping a close eye on the winner of the Lee Selby-Josh Warrington rumble which looks like a goer for March after Selby successfully defended his IBF world featherweight title against Eduardo Ramirez at the Copper Box in London on Saturday night.