IRELAND’S bantamweight king Kurt Walker heads to this week’s European Union Championships in confident mood but insists he is happy to play the long game, with both eyes fixed firmly on reaching the 2020 Olympic Games.
THE door remains open for Ryan Burnett to return to the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) fold as a reserve option, depending on how quickly he recovers from the back injury that forced him out of Saturday night’s quarter-final showdown with Nonito Donaire in Glasgow.
THEY don’t call it the pain game for nothing. Take the surge that coursed through Ryan Burnett’s body as he twisted to fire a right hand at Nonito Donaire, inexplicably finding himself in agony seconds later.
SERIK Konakbayev has vowed that Saturday’s defeat in the International Boxing Association (AIBA) presidential election in Moscow is just a first round reversal and the fight to save boxing’s Olympic future will continue.
IT’S been a weird old week here in Glasgow. The World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) is well established now, with the bantam and super-lightweight divisions following hot on the heels of the hugely successful cruiser and super-middleweight tournaments, but it remains something of a curiosity.
RYAN Burnett was able to call upon a not-so-secret weapon during his preparations for tomorrow night’s World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) showdown with Nonito Donaire – fellow Belfast fighter Michael Conlan.
SEVENTEEN years after first lacing up gloves at the Belfast Kronk gym, a starry-eyed kid only at the start of the road but already sure of the destination, Ryan Burnett is living a dream he always believed would come true.