With just under two weeks left until the first professional boxing show in Ireland in 2015 gets underway at the Devenish Complex, Belfast, there is a buzz of excitement growing around the much anticipated return of North Belfast prospect Ciaran McVarnock.
From the desk of Brian Walpole, CWM Cyclone Promotions: Boxing returns to live terrestrial television with ITV
“ITV will screen live IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton’s eagerly awaited first title defence against Chris Avalos. Boxing fans will be able to enjoy free to air coverage of all the action from the CWM FX sponsored bout taking place in Belfast on February 28.”
Mark Dunlop’s ‘Stand and Deliver’ card on February 7 is taking shape, with James Tennyson and Paul Hyland Jnr co-headlining the Devenish Complex event. Tennyson is aiming to solidify a domestic ranking as he closes in on British title honours and will be keen to shake off the ring rust against Simas Volisinas.
Carl Frampton is intent on punishing IBF mandatory challenger Chris Avalos for a perceived lack of respect. Avalos arrived in Belfast intent on stoking up the tension with a bit of trash talk. Frampton was not amused by the American’s antics but unsurprised by his crude attempts at engaging in psychological warfare.