PAUL Hyland jnr’s wait for a British title shot came to an end yesterday after the British Boxing Board of Control confirmed that the Belfast lightweight will face reigning champion Lewis Ritson on June 16.
KURT Walker insists the controversy surrounding Sean McComb’s involvement in a nightclub altercation at Surfers Paradise had no bearing on the other boxers who were preparing to step between the ropes yesterday.
IT was the perfect start for James McGivern – and the talented 20-year-old admits it was “good to put a bit of fear into people” after opening his Commonwealths campaign with a second round stoppage yesterday.
A TOUGH spar in Canberra may have given Lynsey Holdaway the psychological edge before yesterday’s showdown with Kristina O’Hara, but it mattered for nothing when the west Belfast woman’s hand was raised to secure Northern Ireland’s first boxing medal.
THE Conor McGregor-style strut for the cameras may not have been choreographed, but Kurt Walker insists he knows exactly what he’s going to do once he steps into the ring in the early hours of tomorrow morning.