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
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Fast-rising bantamweight star Ryan Burnett will return to his home city of Belfast on April 4.
Kid Galahad (15-0) will get his shot at the European super-bantamweight title vacated by Carl Frampton.
The 23-year-old will face Spain’s Sergio Prado (9-3-1) who, despite his unconvincing record, earned the shot by winning the EBU-EU belt in his last outing. 60 more words