PATRICK Rogers may have just missed out on Slaughtneil’s surge to the summit in both Gaelic football and hurling, but the big super-heavyweight isn’t lacking for Ulster titles after defending his senior crown last Friday night.
Don King summoning the spirit of the shillelagh, big Jack chugging on a cigar, glitter-wielding leprachauns, rhymes, riding crops and razzmatazz - the second showdown between Ray Close and Chris Eubank had it all. Neil Loughran looks back at an unforgettable week in Belfast’s fight history...
WBA (Super), WBC and WBO middleweight World Championship: Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1) v Saul Alvarez (49-1-2) (tomorrow, 4am, T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas, live on BT Sport Box Office) POWER, pedigree, riches, wrath, glory, vengeance, redemption… The ingredients are there for tonight’s Canelo-GGG rematch to serve up the ‘Fight of the Century’ all boxing fans crave.
AFTER an at-times frustrating 18 months, Carl Frampton looks set to explode back into the big time after Leo Santa Cruz said he was “positive” his rubber match with ‘The Jackal’ would take place next year.
HE shared the ring with some of the greats and brought the boxing public out in force any time he laced up gloves, but sadly Ray Heaney lost his biggest fight last week after a long battle with dementia.