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.
When the action gets under way in the Gold Coast later this week, Aidan and Michaela Walsh will become the first brother and sister to have boxed at the Commonwealth Games. Elder sibling Michaela (24) won silver in Glasgow four years ago, while Aidan (21) finished top of the podium at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. Neither has considered returning to Belfast with anything other than a gold medal around their neck and, before jetting off Down Under, they sat down with Neil Loughran to talk boxing, Burnett and unshakeable belief...