Articles for August 2014

Chris Avalos: ‘I will beat the winner of Kiko Martinez-Carl Frampton’

Avalos tells Steve Wellings he is next in line for a shot at the IBF title that will be contested by Martinez and Frampton.

WHEN Carl Frampton and Kiko Martinez clash for the Spaniard’s portion of world honours next week there will be one interested spectator across the pond tuning in to see who prevails in the big Belfast blockbuster. California’s Chris Avalos, a 24-year-old with a 24-2 (18) record, sits as IBF super-bantamweight No.1 and will be patiently waiting in line for the winner.

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Experts pick their boxing highlights of the year so far

Irish Boxing Review author Steve Wellings was featured among the boxing pundits asked to give their boxing highlights of the year so far. Steve was joined by the founder of First Class Boxing Paul Webb, Nuthouse Podcast host Andy Paterson, dart player extraordinaire and big boxing fan Chris Mason. Heavyweight boxer Clarence Tillman and Nuthouse podcast member and producer Kurt Ward also offered up their opinions.

Belfast’s Tommy Tolan in action tonight


Photographs: Luca Di Caro

Belfast hard nut Tommy Tolan is back in action later this evening against former prospect George Hillyard. Featuring on the undercard of Mark Prince’s fight with Jiri Svacina in London’s York Hall venue the 39-year-old ‘Tiger’ promises to be a live underdog against a man who has spent considerable time away from the ring.