Macklin and Heiland prepare for huge Dublin clash

Photographs: Russell Pritchard Big-time boxing returns to Dublin – ‘Mack the Knife’ views Heiland fight as an encounter he cannot afford to lose. From the desk of Anthony Leaver, Matchroom Sports – Matthew Macklin says defeat is not an option in his WBC Middleweight eliminator clash with WBC International champion Jorge Sebastian Heiland at The… Continue reading…

Macklin prepares for Dublin show and tips Frampton for world glory

Former European middleweight champion and world title challenger Matthew Macklin has endorsed Carl Frampton’s campaign to win the IBF super-bantamweight belt in September. Macklin is spearheading Matchroom’s plans to bring big time boxing to Dublin on August 30 and has half an eye on a money-spinning showdown with Irish rival Andy Lee later this year.… Continue reading…

Spike vows Fitz KO in Irish boxing grudge match

Photograph: Matchroom Boxing From the desk of Anthony Leaver, Matchroom Boxing – Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan has vowed to KO Anthony Fitzgerald in front of his bitter rivals own fans when the clash at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports.

Sweeney to retire if Tims wins rematch

Photograph: Matchroom Boxing From the desk of Anthony Leaver, Matchroom Sports – Michael Sweeney says he will retire if he doesn’t beat Ian Tims in their Cruiserweight rematch at The 3Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports. Sweeney and Tims met for the Irish title in March 2011, with Tims edging the Mayo man 97-95… 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.

‘Pretty Boy’ Geraghty is one of Ireland’s hottest prospects

Photograph: Lightweight prospect Declan Geraghty will be looking for victory number three when he boxes rugged survivor Youssef Al Hamidi in Birmingham on July 12. Shortly after registering his second win, a rapid-fire dismissal of Renato Toth on June 14 in Belfast, we caught up with Declan to discuss his career so far.

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… Continue reading…