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Hyland Jr to take on Ormond for IBF European Lightweight Title in Belfast

Paul Hyland Jnr will defend his IBF European Lightweight title against Stephen Ormond at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 21, live on Sky Sports. Hyland Jnr landed the title in impressive fashion in his tenth pro outing in June, stopping Adam Dingsdale in the opening round at the Arena and he makes his first defence against Dubliner Ormond, who hopes to mark his tenth title fight in style with a big win in front of the Sky cameras. ‘Hylo’ moved to 16-0 with his blitz of Dingsdale and the 27 year old believes another stand out win over ‘The ...

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Ryan Burnett vs Zhanat Zhakiyanov – Press Conference 30th August 2017

Tickets for the historic unification battle between IBF Super Bantamweight king Ryan Burnett and WBA ruler Zhanat Zhakiyanov at the SSE Arena Belfast on October 21, live on Sky Sports, will go on sale next Tuesday August 29. Burnett makes the first defence of his crown having ripped the title from Lee Haskins in Belfast in June, and the unbeaten 25 year old faces a tough on a momentous night in front of his home town fans as Kazakh Zhakiyanov – trained by British legend Ricky Hatton – puts the WBA crown on the line following an impressive February win ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor – Who’s the winner…Them or us?

Non-sports fans always ask what draws us sports fans to a big event. What is interesting about the Olympics, Big Championship games, horse races etc? Along with the expected entertainment, drama, thrill and excitement are what brings us in to big events. But there is one thing that is key that bridges the disconnect between sports fans and non-sports fans, and that is the spectacle.  When two top teams finally meet, in a showdown for all of the marbles, the world tunes in because the hype surrounding it is that you are going to witness a display of excellence between ...

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Frampton and McGuigan part ways

Northern Irish boxer, Carl Frampton, has parted ways with manager Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions, to pursue his career on his own two feet. Frampton, 30, was meant to take on Mexican, Andres Gutierrez, on 29th July 2017 in his hometown of Belfast, but the bout was cancelled due to Gutierrez apparently falling in the shower and being concussed. Rumours of Frampton resigning from Director of Cyclone Promotions were circulating days after the cancelled homecoming fight and that the Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton’s relationship was not as solid as thought to have been. Frampton released a statement in regards to the split ...

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Nathan Cleverly vs Badou Jack – Winner could take on Andre Ward

WBA World Light-Heavyweight, Nathan Cleverly will face Badou Jack on the undercard to Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor on the 26th August 2017, live from the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada., live on Sky Sports Box Office. The Welshman, 30, has moved to the USA ahead of his clash with Badou Jack, and the Swede will be fighting at Light-Heavyweight for the first time, seven months after taking on James DeGale at Super-Middleweight. In Cleverly’s first defence, he is confident of a good showing and even over shadowing the main event in front of the Las Vegas crowd.  More importantly, a win ...

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Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez: 30 Day Report

When you want something so bad, and it takes a while for you to get it, sometimes the wait is exhausting, stressful and painful. Well finally we are now 30 days away from the biggest boxing match of the year between GGG and Canelo, and as the date approaches the excitement begins to build. At the 30-day weigh in, GGG weighed 170 pounds, comfortably below the 176 max he could be at. Canelo didn’t weigh in for the 30 days because he is choosing, due to conflict, not to fight for GGG’s WBC Middleweight belt. He will however compete for ...

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Malignaggi happy to settle ‘bad blood’ with McGregor in the ring

Paul Malignaggi and Conor McGregor’s ‘bust up’ during sparring sessions has taken another step as during an interview with mmafighting.com, on the ‘MMA Hour’, Malignaggi spoke with Ariel Helwani via telephone to discuss the issue with Conor McgGregor. McGregor and his team were publicising how McGregor knocked Paulie down during the sparring sessions, which led to Paulie leaving the training camp. When speaking on the MMA Hour, Paulie said, “This weirdo didn’t do either of these things, he constantly puts me in the press with these edited videos, edited pictures and whatnot. Now, it’s picked up a ton of momentum. So ...

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How good is Terence Crawford?

Terence Crawford isn’t well known to all casual fans; however, to almost pure boxing fans, Terence Crawford is a top 5 Pound for Pound fighter. Known for his hand speed and his stance switching abilities, Crawford is quiet in his demeanour. Crawford has let his skills do the talking while asking for respect of fans, beating every challenger put in front of him. Viktor Postol was fresh off his upset victory of the hard hitting Lucas Matthysse and many disrespected Crawford believing Postol was the best in the division. Months later Crawford dominated Postol via UD. Back in 2014 Yuriorkis ...

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Pound for Pound Rankings – August 2017

Every month I rank the 10 best fighters in boxing regardless of weight class based off quality of opposition, performance, and the impact of their performance.  Here we go!   Andre Ward Record: 32-0 16 KOs Recent Activity: KO Win vs Sergey Kovalev After defeating Kovalev via knockout, all doubts were erased from the first fight controversy. After years of being a top 3 fighter, finally Ward sits atop his rightful and well-earned spot at the top.                   2. Gennady Golovkin Record: 37-0 33 KOs Recent Activity: UD win in March over ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor: Can Conor Win?

With the recent quotes from Floyd Mayweather about his slippage, along with the reports that Conor is impressive in camp, I ask the question, does Conor McGregor have a chance to pull off the biggest upset in boxing history? What’s key in Mayweather’s quotes isn’t just his own admission that he has lost a step and isn’t the same fighter. What’s key is his admission that Conor on paper should be favoured because of his advantage of age, reach, power, and height. While many could see this as a ploy to create excitement for the fight with fans having the ...

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