IT will come as little surprise, but a major investigation into the boxing tournament at the 2016 Rio Olympics is set to conclude that Michael Conlan's highly controversial reverse to Vladimir Nikitin was one of up to 10 bouts likely to have been manipulated by judging.
IT was a perfect start to life in the pro game for Colm Murphy as the South Belfast man produced a confident and composed display to take a 60-54 points win over Jakub Laskowski at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night.
HAVING had a taste for the bright lights and razzmatazz of professional boxing when appearing on the undercard of the Steven Ward vs Hafthor Bjornsson exhibition bout in Dubai back in January, Colm Murphy says it will be a dream to make his full debut in front of a home crowd when he tangles with Polish lightweight Jakub Laskowski (4-6-1) over six rounds at the Europa Hotel on Saturday night.
Anthony Cacace decisively retained his British super-featherweight title as he produced a career-best display to tame Lyon 'The Lion' Woodstock by way of a unanimous points decision in Birmingham last night (117-110, 117-11).
IT has been a torturous build-up to the first defence of the British super-featherweight title for Anthony Cacace, but at long last it seems he and Lyon Woodstock are ready to throw down in Birmingham on Saturday night (live on BT Sport).
IT was a heroes' reception at Dublin Airport yesterday for Ireland's Olympic boxing medallists as family and friends were there to greet the new golden girl, Kellie Harrington and bronze medal winner Aidan Walsh after their exploits in Tokyo.