LEAD HE’S the last of the original Belfast boys at the Irish High Performance unit, and Sean McComb is determined to replicate the success of his friends and former team-mates by making his mark on the world stage in 2017.
WEEKS spent in the gym training for a revenge mission that never took place have left Conrad Cummings primed and ready for his WBO European middleweight title rumble with Gogi Knezevic (31-6-1) on Friday night.
Michael Conlan has two potential fight dates lined up for his next ring outing after his victorious debut last weekend, while Andy Lee remains hopeful of finishing his career with another world-title shot.
IT couldn’t have been any more Oirish if St Patrick himself had been led into the ring from a parlour by a legion of leprechauns and rebel snakes while munching a feed of spuds from a blarney stone and gargling a gallon of poitín with Guinness chasers, to be sure.
Boxing: Jamie Conlan v Tim Ibarra (tonight, Madison Square Garden Theater, live on BoxNation) MICHAEL Conlan was already the proud owner of a bronze medal from the London Olympics when his box office ability got me, and many others, out of our seats at the Commonwealth Games.
ALMOST 80 years ago, Jimmy McLarnin thrilled 18,000 at Madison Square Garden on his New York debut when he knocked out Sid Terris a minute and 47 seconds after the first bell had rung in their lightweight contest.