Articles for May 2014
Duka falls early as rampant ‘Waldo’ returns with a bang
Belfast banger Dee Walsh has discovered a new enthusiasm for boxing. Any doubts over his commitment to the sport, following a lengthy layoff, were dispelled in double-quick time as the 24-year-old bombed out fellow unbeaten Krisztian Duka in the Devenish on May 10. Dee has signed up with Mark Dunlop and believes that he is now on the road to fulfilling his vast potential.
Tommy McCarthy opens pro account with third-round knockout win
Belfast cruiserweight Tommy McCarthy got his professional career off to a winning start with a third-round stoppage of Rolandas Cesna at the Dewsbury Leisure Centre on Saturday, May 24. Big things are expected of McCarthy who is managed by Pat Magee and trained by Patsy McAllister and Bernardo Checa.
First step towards middleweight top 10 for Conrad Cummings
Photograph: Cyclone Promotions
Conrad Cummings enjoyed a taste of the big fight atmosphere on the Frampton-Cazares undercard in April and now the Tyrone puncher wants more. Speaking at the Europa Hotel press conference to announce the ‘Waterfront Brawl’ card on June 20 Conrad explained his future plans that include breaking into the UK top 10 at middleweight by the end of 2014.
Patrick Hyland signs promotional deal with Lou DiBella
Photograph: American Irish Blog
DiBella Entertainment has officially announced the signing of exciting featherweight contender Patrick ‘The Punisher’ Hyland (27-1, 12KOs) to an exclusive promotional contract. The talented Irishman Hyland is set to make his DBE promotional debut on the upcoming Broadway Boxing card on July 23, at NYC’s famed B.B. King Blues Club & Grill.
Title success leaves super-flyweight Conlan hungry for more
Photograph: Russell Pritchard
Belfast boxer Jamie Conlan has admitted that winning the WBO European super-flyweight belt has increased his motivation and made him eager for more title success. After stopping Belgium’s Benjamin Smoes in seven rounds in his last contest Jamie has been letting the cut heal that he sustained midway through that bout. The 27-year-old was suitably fixed-up in time to start sparring again as he prepares for the highly anticipated ‘Waterfront Brawl’ show on Friday, June 20.
Building towards titles is the focus for Immaculata star Meli
Alfredo Meli has done everything asked of him so far as a professional prizefighter. Six wins out of six, two knockouts and a growing fan base all prove that the Immaculata star is ticking each box as he moves forward.
Marc McCullough ready to finally get hold of WBO European title belt
Photograph: Russell Pritchard/Cyclone Promotions
Belfast featherweight Marc McCullough is ready to put aside the disappointment of having his April 4 title fight fall through when he meets Martin Parlagi on June 20. Marc is heading the ‘Waterfront Brawl’ show and hopes to finally get the WBO European featherweight belt around his waist at the expense of his undefeated opponent.
Fryers gets fourth pro victory and reveals truth behind Campbell scrap
Fresh from his fourth professional victory Belfast lightweight James Fryers lifted the lid on a possible fight with Olympic star Luke Campbell. Fryers was mooted to be fighting the Hull boxer but it never came to fruition. Speaking to members of the press shortly after a four-round points win over Alec Bazza, Fryers lifted the lid on his side of the story.
Cyclone talent ready to shine on ‘Waterfront Brawl’ show
Photograph: Presseye/Cyclone Promotions