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Frampton ready to transcend Irish boxing

Carl Frampton has the world at his feet (or in his hands) after Friday night’s demolition of Hugo Cazares in Belfast elevated him to within touching distance of a world title shot. 379 more words

Irish Sport

Carl Frampton can secure a world title opportunity by beating Fidel Cazares in Belfast

Carl Frampton can earn a world super-bantamweight title tilt in Belfast tonight but he will have to do it the hard way.

Standing in his way is the formidable figure of two-weight world champion Fidel Cazares, a Mexican southpaw who draws the utmost respect even if he is getting a little long in the tooth at 36-years-old. 254 more words



The 1980′s were a torrid time with some of the most horrific events from the troubles carried out in this decade. Religious tensions were high and a country was totally divided.  476 more words


Max Clifford boxes tiger to save baby

Max Clifford is being viewed by the the public in a very different light today having completed six three minute rounds of boxing with an adult Bengali Tiger, in order to save a baby. 405 more words


1961 - Birth in Clones, Co. Monaghan of Barry McGuigan, "the Clones Cyclone", world featherweight boxing champion (WBA) 1985-86.

Irish boxing legend Barry McGuigan is born in Clones Co. Monaghan. McGuigan’s dad Pat McGeegan was famous in his own right as a very popular singer in Ireland who represented Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1968. 66 more words

Irish History

A Life-Long Fight

Reared in a UDA stronghold Carl Frampton is, by some distance, Ireland’s best chance of a world title next year. Sportswriter of the Year Ewan MacKenna spent the day with him in Tiger’s Bay, the Belfast enclave he is changing with every punch. 2,116 more words