FORMER amateur stars Michael Conlan and Paddy Barnes won’t be the only Irish boxers lighting up New York on St Patrick’s weekend, with an Ulster select set to take on the best the Big Apple has to offer in a special show.
AFTER six rounds split between rings in Belfast and Dublin that brought the crowd to its feet on both occasions, Colm Murphy and JP Hale finished up level with one win apiece from a pair of fights that marked their arrival among the senior ranks in some style.
IT wasn’t hard to see what winning an Ulster elite title meant to every fighter who had their hand raised at the Ulster Hall on Saturday night, but it might just have meant that little bit more to Paul McCullagh jr.
PADDY Gallagher signed off on a frustrating 2018 with a back-me-or-sack-me appeal to handlers MTK and it looks like it has paid off after the Belfast welterweight landed a shot at the WBO European title on February 22.
LEAD THE Ulster Hall has been home to some classic battles through the years, and Saturday night’s highly-anticipated showdown between big-hitting Fearghus Quinn and Brett McGinty looks sure to join that illustrious list.