Carl Frampton comprehensively outpoints Kiko Martinez for the world title in front of 16,000 delirious supporters and cements his name into Irish boxing history. Follow that. One man who had to try was Belfast light-welterweight Matthew Wilton who came on in a four-rounder after the main event. To his credit Matthew not only kept his cool and motivation but posted one of his most impressive boxing performances to date en route to a 40-36 shutout of Poland’s Adam Cieslak.
Paul Hyland Jnr had a tough debut opponent to contend with in the form of Zoltan Horvath on May 10 but the quality lightweight passed his test with flying colours. Not only did Hyland dominate his veteran foe but at times it looked like he might stop the tough Hungarian. That would’ve been quite a feat given that Horvath has only been halted once in 26 contests and that was via a cut.