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Gianluca Di Caro

Fight Report: Decastro KOs Rozembergs as Wood & Smith Score Sensational TKO Debut Victories

Usually it is either a Friday or Saturday night that I get my regular fix of pugilistic action, this week though it was a little different as I made the trip from London up to Leeds on Sunday morning, in order to catch the latest offering from former Irish Champion, turned promoter, Lee Murtagh.

Considering it was a Sunday afternoon/eveing show I was mightily surprised, or is that impressed, that when I arrived at the venue, a good couple of hours before the advertised start time, it was already more or less full to capacity. Continue reading

Fight Report: Carney, Agadzhanyan, Khan, Counihan, Quigley, Boyce and Economidies Impressively Destroy All Opposition

Report by Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro: Whilst all the local sporting headlines have been about Saturday’s big game at Anfield, between Liverpool and old rivals Manchester United, there was another local Merseyside sporting event that went somewhat under the radar due to the enormity of the fixture, which is a mighty shame as game couldn’t possibly produce even a fraction of the excitement and drama that the international pugilistic extravaganza presented by Stephen Vaughan Jr and his team did on Friday night. Continue reading

Fight Report: Tolan Secures Irish International Title, Magee Jr and Fitzsimmons Truly Sensational In Belfast

Last weekend I found myself flying across the Irish Sea to Belfast for the first Malta Boxing Commission (MBC) sanctioned pro event in the province, Chuck Tolan’s Fianna Promotions ‘Ruaille Buaille’ event and boy oh boy and was it worth it.

But before getting onto the boxing, I have to say what a great city and great people, I was made incredibly welcome and the fans on the night, at the incredible Devenish Complex, were just plain awesome and really made it special, I’m sure the amazing atmosphere and energy they generated must have really lifted the home fighters. Continue reading

Stevie Quinn Jr. Challenges For WBU Youth World Title In New Jersey This Saturday

This coming Saturday, March 14th, Ireland’s Stevie ‘The Quiet Man’ Quinn Jr. will be challenging for his first Championship accolade, when he takes on Jonesboro’s Stephon McIntyre, for the World Boxing Union (WBU) Youth Super Bantamweight title on the Global Boxing Promotions and LGM Promotions co promoted FISTS OF THE FIGHTING IRISH event at Jersey City Armory. Continue reading

Former Welsh Champ Lee Churcher Returns With A Bang

Newport’s former Welsh and British Masters Champion Lee Churcher made a successful return to the ring last Saturday night, Nottingham’s Matt Scriven by a 40-35 points margin.

Churcher, who hasn’t fought since his ninth round stoppage victory over Barrie Jones that secured him the Welsh title in May 2012, almost didn’t get to fight at all, after his opponent Ratislav Frano, as well as Elimer Rafael, who was due to face Andy Bell, Julius Rafael, who was to be Matt Scriven’s opponent on the night, and their trainer all failed to make their flight from Slovakia. Continue reading