TJ WAITE knows he has struggled to take his form from the gym onto the big stage, but believes he is capable of springing a major upset at the National Stadium on Friday night when he takes on Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine.
THE Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) has opened its doors to professional boxers for the first time, with this weekend’s national elite championships marking the first opportunity for fighters to return to the unpaid ranks.
Back in the Day Jan 31 1997 GAA: The Ulster Council banned Crossmaglen players Paddy Moley and Paddy McKeown for their part in the mass melee in the Ulster Club Championship final replay [against Bellaghy] in December.
Barry McGuigan says he is “100 per cent confident’’ that Carl Frampton will win back the WBA featherweight title in a third clash with Leo Santa Cruz after the tricky Mexican outpointed the battling Belfast fighter over 12 rounds at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Lee Selby was set to fight the Argentine in Las Vegas but it has been cancelled after Barros did not meet requirements set by the Nevada Athletic Commission, with the announcement coming just before the weigh-in at the MGM Grand.
WBC World lightweight title: Dejan Zlaticanin (22-0) v Mikey Garcia (35-0) A TWO and-a-half year break from the ring to study law did Mikey Garcia no harm at all and he predicts that the second phase of his career is going to be spectacular.
THERE were shade of green in the Nevada desert yesterday as Carl Frampton fans from Belfast and all over Ireland took over Las Vegas to roar on ‘the Jackal’ at the weigh-in for his WBA championship rematch with Leo Santa Cruz.