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Top Rank Name Michael Conlan’s Opponent Ahead Of Pro Debut

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Ireland's Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Really, the opponent doesn’t matter. The selling point of Top Rank’s St. Patrick’s Day show in New York is that it will be headlined by the professional debut of world amateur champion and Olympic medallist Michael Conlan. Still, it’s nice to see that Conlan’s opponent is no longer listed as TBA. Those three letters have now been replaced by the …

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Chris Eubank Jr. Claims He Once Gave James Degale A ‘Complete Pasting’ In Sparring

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 25: Chris Eubank Jnr makes his ring entrance for the British Middleweight title against Tom Doran at The O2 Arena on June 25, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Leigh Dawney/Getty Images)

Chris Eubank Jr. makes his super-middleweight debut on February 4th against unheralded Australian Renold Quinlan at the Olympia in London. The bout will be aired on ITV Box Office, the British broadcaster’s new Pay-per-view service. Quinlan has a decent looking record at 11-1 and in his last bout the 27-year-old scored a KO win over former middleweight titlist Daniel Geale. …

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Watch: Referee Eats Big Left-Hand During James Degale/Badou Jack Bout

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There was plenty to talk about after last night’s cracking super-middleweight title unification fight between Badou Jack and James Degale in Brooklyn, New York. There was the action itself, which drew praise from every quarter. There was the decision, a majority draw which seemed to divide the boxing community online. There was the disappointing fact that a rematch seems unlikely, …

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Bad News For Irish And UK NFL Fans As Play-Off Tie Delayed

NFL PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 08: Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after a touchdown by Le'Veon Bell #26 during the third quarter against the Miami Dolphins in the AFC Wild Card game at Heinz Field on January 8, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Irish NFL fans have been dealt a bad blow as the kick-off the much anticipated Divisional Round play-off tie between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Kansas City Chiefs has been delayed due to a snow storm in the area. The clash – which is effectively the quarter-final of the championship – was due to kick off just after 1pm Eastern Standard …

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Rory McIlroy Finally Reveals The Real Reason For His Olympic Withdrawal

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 08: Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland walks up the 18th hole during the second round of the 2016 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club on April 8, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Last summer, Rory McIlroy controversially withdrew from Ireland’s golfing Olympic team, citing the Zika virus as the reason for his decision. However, the Northern Irishman has now admitted that the real reason was that he does not feel any connection to Britain or Ireland.  Speaking with the Sunday Independent McIlroy admitted that he resented the Olympics for forcing him to …

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