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Frampton back in camp ahead of ring return

CARL Frampton could return to the ring as early as next month as ‘The Jackal’ returned to training in Manchester this week. The North Belfast man was speaking on BBC 5 Live’s Costello and Bunce podcast earlier on Monday when he reported that he has been put on notice for a behind closed doors fight […]

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Conlan: Plans advanced for local stars to get back into the ring

A HOST of local fighters could get their first taste of action since lockdown from next month at MTK Global’s Fight Night events are expected to return from late July. Initially, the behind closed doors’ shows will take place in England, but MTK Vice-President Jamie Conlan has confirmed that plans to stage later events in […]

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Boxing clubs to reopen in August

LOCAL boxing clubs can return to action on August 10 in line with the Irish Government’s advice on the resumption of close physical contact sports. The announcement was made recently by IABA President, Dominic O’Rourke who said that the return would be subject to various safety measures being put in place. The St Michael’s, Athy […]

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‘The Jackal’ giving back to the community during lockdown

WITH the world of sports ground to a halt, many athletes and teams have been putting the downtime to admirable use as they give back to the community and Carl Frampton has been no different.   ‘The Jackal’ has gone back to his roots, helping deliver hot meals to the vulnerable along with his old […]

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Frampton content to wait for chance to create history

WHILE his ambition of becoming a three-weight world champion has been put on hold, Carl Frampton insists on looking at the bigger picture. Back in early March, it was a matter of when, not if, his June 13 challenge for Jamel Herring’s WBO super-featherweight title fight would be officially announced, but the surge of Covid-19 […]

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SPORT: The Ultimate Warrior

“Unbelievable. Jamie Conlan looked like he needed a miracle and it’s exactly what he found,” roared Box Nation commentator Alex Steedman, with his co-comm Barry Jones in agreement: “Jamie Conlan never disappoints. He’s always in dramatic fights and never does things easy.” London’s Copper Box Arena had been purposely built for the 2012 Games and […]

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