WHEN Ceire Smith’s hand was raised beneath the bright lights of the Ulster Hall, the pain was unbearable. Not just the searing soreness shooting through the right hand Carly McNaul had broken days before, but the gut-wrenching feeling of an opportunity missed.
IT will be a month to remember for the Clonard club in west Belfast as three of their boxers get ready to clock up the air miles in the coming weeks, jetting off for international duty to different parts of the globe.
RESPECTED Belfast coach Michael Hawkins has warned young boxers to “think very carefully” before turning over to the paid ranks as he battles to convince top talent Caoimhin Hynes not to give up on the amateur game.
ZOLANI Tete called out Ryan Burnett after it was confirmed that he will make the second defence of his WBO bantamweight title against Omar Andres Narvaez on the blockbuster Carl Frampton versus Nonito Donaire bill at the SSE Arena on Saturday April 21.