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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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Frampton and Conlan may be forced to go on the road next

JAMIE Conlan admits that two huge fight nights set for Belfast this summer involving younger brother Michael and Carl Frampton may well end up being located to New York later in the year. The lock-down due to Covid-19 means that mass gatherings are banned at this time and on Sunday, the Irish Minister for Health […]

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SPORT: McCrory admits boxers face a tough period due to lack of action

PADRAIG McCrory admits the current situation with the Covid-19 pandemic has made it a worrying time for professional boxers who find themselves without any certainty as to when they can earn their next pay cheque. The BUI Celtic super-middleweight champion is one of many local fighters who were due to see action during an MTK […]

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