COMMONWEALTH Games bronze medallist Sean Duffy has been enlisted by the British Lionhearts for the new season of the World Series of Boxing (WSB) – but there is some business to attend to on home soil first.
THE Marquis of Queensbury’s rules don’t include anything about home town advantage but claims of bias against away fighters have dogged boxing long before the first set of guidelines brought order to prizefighting chaos back in 1867.
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.