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Prizefighter’s ‘Sugar’ Rea Eyes Success For Home Support

Ballymena boxer Joe ‘Sugar’ Rea is handed the opportunity of a lifetime by being selected as one of the 8 fighters to compete in the SKY Sports phenomenon known as ‘Prizefighter’, which comes to Belfa...

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Andy Lee Turns His Attention To Facing Darren Barker

‘Andy Lee would like nothing better than to renew his acquaintance with Darren Barker’ was the opening line of the programme preview for Limerick’s Andy Lee, 21-1 (KO 15), and veteran French banger Ma...

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Oisin Fagan Retires, Final Interview as a Pro Fighter

Former Irish light welterweight Oisin ‘Gael Force’ Fagan talks to BoxingScene.com as he calls a halt to his professional career and steps into a new roll with the Irish Amateur Boxing Association....

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Gary Sykes, Tyson Fury Put on a Show, March Forward

SKY Sports weekly boxing magazine show rolled into Huddersfield, Yorkshire last Friday to witness local fighter Gary Sykes, 15-0 (4 KO’s) lift the vacant British super featherweight title as he defeat...

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Maree: Yassine El Maachi Had To Lose To Get Fights

Steve Goodwin recently put a price on his London based Moroccan fighter Yassine El Maachi’s head. The bounty of £15,000 goes to any fighter that can defeat the 30-year-old member of the ‘Who Needs Hi...

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Ricky Hatton Cultivates His Next Crop, Talks Future Plans

Whilst the majority of eyes in the British boxing scene were turned towards Stoke-on-Trent and the Hatton Promotions show featuring the European super-featherweight battle between hometown boy Scott L...

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Done and Dusted! A Tribute To Ireland's Bernard Dunne

By Leonard Gunning - Bernard Dunne, Ireland’s former WBA super bantamweight world champion has walked away from the sport he loves and announced his retirement from boxing at the tender age of 30. Wh...

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Oisin Fagan Ready To Rip Away Andy Murray’s Irish Title

Oisin Fagan (25(15) – 7) is a fighter from the old school, there in lies his popularity amongst Irish fight fans. He has never shied away from a fight, never trash talked, never ducked an opponent and...

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Carl Frampton Gets Approval From Barry McGuigan, Booth

Roman leader Julius Cesar triumphantly exclaimed “veni, vidi, vici” after he vanquished Pharnaces II following a failed coup in 47 BC and now over 2,000 years later the hendiatris has become the maxim...

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Brian Magee Talks About His Mauling of Mads Larsen

In a spectacular performance, Brian Magee claimed the vacant European super middleweight title extending his record to 33–3–1 (23) by completing a stunning seventh round knockout of hometown favouri...

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Ricky Hatton Praises an Impressive Kieran Maher

A beaming Ricky Hatton said, “That it is was the best performance of his career” as his protégé Kieran Maher continued the steady start to his burgeoning career by extended his professional record to ...

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Irish Fighter, Irish Fight of The Year 2009 Awards

Now that we have seen the end of the most exhilarating and exciting, not to mention busiest, year in Irish professional boxing since St. Patrick drove the snakes from the Emerald Isle the time has com...

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Matthew Macklin Dominant as He Steps Closer To Pavlik

Matthew Macklin never got out of third gear as he extended his record to 26-2 (18) by cruising to a comprehensive ten round points victory over Uruguay’s Rafael Sosa Pintos, 34-5 (13), to end his year...

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Ireland's Top 20 Pound for Pound: Tribute To Sutherland

With another six pages torn from the calendar, it is time again to reassess the progress boxers of the Emerald Isle have been making. Over the last six months Irish boxing has certainly been subjecte...

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Paul McCloskey: Ireland’s New Champ Wants Amir Khan

By Leonard Gunning - Unbeaten Irish fighter Paul McCloskey took his record to 20-0 with 10 wins inside the distance by cantering past Spain’s Daniel Rasilla in nine rounds to claim the vacant European...

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Matthew Macklin, Amin Asikainen Ready For Battle

Manchester-based Gallagher’s Gym boxer Matthew Macklin has leapfrogged his domestic challengers to face top-ten rated middleweight Amin Asikainen. The fight tops the bill at Velodrome, Manchester. I...

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Dunne-Kratingdaenggym: Bernard's Next Chapter

By Leonard Gunning - In an attempt to play his part in tidying up the division and the mess that is the WBA’s super bantamweight title triangle, Bernard Dunne, 28-1 (15), invites a nightmare into his ...

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Oisin Fagan vs Eddie Hyland: Tallaght Civil War

Oisin Fagan, 23-6 (14), has been dealt some crushing blows by the game of boxing but aims to turn around recent disappointments when he faces Eddie Hyland for the IBF International super featherweight...

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Ciaran Healy Looks To Impress Against James DeGale

Belfast’s wily ‘Breen Team’ member Ciaran Healy, 10-10-1 (2), enters the highest profile fight of his career later night. He has been handed a four-round showdown against British Olympic gold medal w...

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