All-Ireland pennants are very hard to come by so Charleville were overjoyed when they claimed their second win in the AIG Pierce Purcell Shield since 2006 with a heart-stopping 3-2 over Castlebar at a wet and windy Westport.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
While Matthew Macklin suffered a heart-breaking defeat on Saturday night, his middleweight compatriot Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan staked his claim to be Ireland’s premier 160lb fighter with a brutal one-round knockout of Dubliner Anthony Fitzgerald at the 3Arena.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
While Matthew Macklin is the star attraction of this weekend’s fight card at the 3 Arena, more evidence was offered at the final pre-fight press conference to suggest that the bitter showdown between Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan and Anthony Fitzgerald will steal the show as their war of words spilled over into a physical altercation, followed by a kiss yesterday.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
THE spotlight may be on Willie “Big Bang” Casey’s clash with WBA champion Guillermo Rigondeaux tonight but another Irishman, Brian Magee, bids for the IBF world super-middleweight title in Montreal in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
Sat, 19 Mar, 2011
ANTHONY FITZGERALD was handed the opportunity of a lifetime with a shot at the EBA European middleweight title as chief support bout to the Guillermo Rigondeaux-Willie Casey WBA title fight at City West on March 19 but he was also handed a difficult opponent in Affif Belghecham.
Tue, 22 Feb, 2011
CORK’S adopted Cubans, Luis Garcia and Alexei Acosta, can speed their progress up the professional boxing rankings over the coming weeks with back-to-back appearances on the European title fight undercards at the National Stadium tomorrow night and then Letterkenny on October 2.
Fri, 10 Sep, 2010
WILLIE “Big Bang” Casey says he is the one who’ll be gunning for Kiko Martinez once he takes care of business tomorrow night against Italian super bantamweight, Emiliano Salvini, at CityWest Hotel where Dolphil Promotions stage a 10-fight card with Limerick’s Prizefighter top of the bill.
Fri, 06 Aug, 2010
KIKO MARTINEZ is all set to return to Dublin in a bid to reclaim the European super bantamweight title that he took from Bernard Dunne at the old Point three years ago, and he said yesterday that he is hoping his achievement in winning back the title will lure the Dubliner out of retirement for a return fight.
Wed, 04 Aug, 2010
THE emphasis will be on the four Irish title fights on the bill, but Cork-based Cuban knockout sensation, Alexei Acosta, is sure to claim a fair share of the limelight when he steps up in class to box former world champion, Felix Machado, in a unique Latin-American duel on the Yanjing Fight Night at the National Stadium tomorrow night.
Fri, 12 Feb, 2010
PAUL HYLAND turned in the best performance of his career when he stopped Eugene Heagney 2 minutes and 45 secs into the third round in his defence of his Irish super bantamweight title and emerged as a possible opponent for the former world champion, Bernard Dunne.
Mon, 07 Dec, 2009
MATTHEW ‘Mack the Knife’ Macklin has big plans for next year but the European and British middleweight champion knows they will be meaningless unless he beats Uruguayan light-middleweight champ, Rafael Sosa Pintos, when they headline the televised Sierra Fight Night at the National Stadium tonight.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2009