The Negotiator: Jake McGuigan discusses Frampton-Martinez II

Negotiating the big fights in this sport can often be a fraught process. Whenever IBF super-bantamweight champion Kiko Martinez announced on his Facebook and Twitter profiles a few weeks ago that a rematch with Carl Frampton had been signed, the ears of local fight fans quickly pricked up.

McGuigan plotting big nights in Belfast for his undercard starlets

©Russell Pritchard/Cyclone Promotions The huge April 4 Odyssey show is sold out and a thrilled Barry McGuigan is expecting plenty of quality bouts to keep an enthusiastic Belfast crowd entertained. The various governing bodies have been contacted and title fights approved. Jamie Conlan will face Benjamin Smoes for the WBO European super-flyweight belt while Eamonn… Continue reading…

Carl Frampton fights Chris Avalos on ITV

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… Continue reading…

Paddy Gallagher’s back and ready to rock the Devenish

Photograph: AIBA Paddy Gallagher has been itching to get punching again and the Irish boxing prospect finally gets his wish tonight at the Devenish Complex. Paddy has made some alterations to his background setup and new trainer John Breen has been busy implementing some refinements to the welterweight’s game.

Anthony Cacace aims high after signing with Cyclone

Photograph: Belfast super-featherweight Anthony Cacace has spoken of how a chance encounter with Barry McGuigan led to him signing with Cyclone Promotions and landing a spot on the Titanic Showdown undercard. Despite a promising start Anthony’s pro career stalled after a move to Philadelphia failed to work out. Now he’s training with the McGuigans… Continue reading…

Road to the world title: Frampton in pictures 2010

In the lead-up to Carl Frampton’s huge headliner this Saturday night Irish Boxing Review have been digging through our photo archives to find some choice snaps of the Belfast world title challenger. The first photograph is of Carl with Bobby Lavery and Cormac Campbell collecting his Boxer of the Year award. The second set of photos is back… Continue reading…

Jones backs Frampton to beat Kiko and earn world strap

Boxing pundit Ingram Jones has thrown his weight behind Carl Frampton’s world title challenge in early September. Speaking in a special interview conducted for the 2014 edition of the Irish Boxing Review the head of BaylorIC TV explained what he thinks of Frampton’s chances and the Belfast man’s future prospects.