WHILE the focus for Elite boxers will start to set on the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Ulster High Performance coach, John Conlan says he is looking even further ahead as he begins to unearth a fresh crop of talent.
Celtic Super-bantamweight title: Tyrone McCullough bt Joe Ham pts TYRONE McCullough is hoping to headline a show in his native Derry in the future after he captured the Celtic title with a gutsy and skilful display of boxing against game Glaswegian Joe Ham.
Light-welterweight: Tyrone McKenna (16-1) v Jack Catterall (21-0) McKENNA took this fight at shortish notice after his original opponent – and long-term rival - Phil Sutcliffe pulled out with injury and it is undoubtedly a brave move for him.
TYRONE McKenna knows he needs a career-best performance to beat Carl Frampton stablemate Jack Catterall tomorrow night, and the Belfast fighter says: “If I wanted ‘easy’ I’d have done a different sport”.
AFTER only five professional fights, Paddy Barnes will take on Nicaraguan Cristofer Rosales for the WBC world flyweight title on the undercard of Carl Frampton versus Luke Jackson at Windsor Park on August 18.
British Lightweight title: Paul Hyland jnr (18-0) v Lewis Ritson (16-0) (tonight, live on Sky Sports) SOMEONE’S ‘0’ has got to go but Belfast challenger Paul Hyland jnr (18-0) says it won’t be his when he takes on 15-0 British champion Lewis Ritson in his native Newcastle tonight.