McCloskey - I have to beat Manuel Perez

Paul McCloskey says he has to beat Manuel Perez on Betfair’s ‘Judgement Day’ bill at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday September 22 live on Sky Sports, to keep his World light welterweight title dreams alive.

McCloskey is aiming to get back to winning ways after his shock defeat to DeMarcus Corley in May and believes that he needs an impressive win over NABA champ Perez in order to get back on track to major titles.

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Corley chops down McCloskey

Paul McCloskey's hopes of a light-welterweight world title fight suffered a major blow after he was stopped in the 10th round by veteran DeMarcus Corley on Saturday night at the Kings Hall in Belfast.

The American played the role of party pooper to perfection, rocking the former undefeated European champ with a crunching right hook that forced referee Ian John Lewis to end the contest.

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O’Kane betting favourite for all-Irish Prizefighter

Eamonn O’Kane has been installed as the odds-on favourite by Betfair for the all-Irish Betfair Prizefighter Middleweights on Saturday May 5 at the King’s Hall in Belfast after drawing Anthony Fitzgerald in the opening quarter final today.

Steve O’Meara: The Dark Horse

When Steve O’Meara climbs into the ring at the Troxy in London’s East End on Thursday night not only will he be tussling with ring veteran Bradley Pryce but he’ll also be jostling for space in the crowded market of public attention.

Healy replaces Heffron in all-Irish Prizfighter

The eight fighters in the all-Irish Betfair Prizefighter Middleweights came face-to-face at the stunning surroundings of the world famous Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland for the Sky Sports promotional shoot on Tuesday.

O’Kane says big night experience will help him in Prizefighter

Eamonn O’Kane believes fighting on the Brook vs Hatton undercard was the perfect preparation for his Betfair Prizefighter all-Irish Middleweights appearance at King’s Hall in Belfast on May 5, live on Sky Sports.

O’Kane man beat local boy Wayne Reed at the Motorpoint Arena Sheffield on St Patrick’s Day in his fourth professional bout, dropping Reed in the fifth on the way to an impressive 60-53 points win in their six rounder.

McCloskey in line for Juan Manuel Marquez

Paul McCloskey’s May 5 clash with DeMarcus Corley live on Sky Sports has taken a new twist after he was named as a possible opponent for Juan Manuel Marquez’s July 14 fight in Texas.

The WBO interim light-welterweight champion takes over Cowboys Stadium that night and the four-weight king has been linked with a fight with Dudey after his promoter suggested his preference for a southpaw opponent.

McCloskey to face ‘Chop Chop’ Corley on May 5

Paul McCloskey will face DeMarcus Corley on May 5 at the King’s Hall in Belfast live on Sky Sports – and the winner could land a shot at the WBC light-welterweight crown.

The former WBO light-welterweight world champion ranked 15 by the WBC replaces Julio Diaz as Dudey’s opponent after the Mexican raised concerns about making the 140-pound weight limit.

Hearn reveals plan for three massive shows in Belfast in 2012

Paul McCloskey, Martin Lindsay and the line-up for the Betfair Prizefighter all-Irish Middleweights are ready for their huge night in Belfast on May 5, as promoter Eddie Hearn says it’s the first of three big nights of boxing in the city for Matchroom Sport in 2012.

McCloskey headlines the bumper night of action live on Sky Sports against two-time world champion Julio Diaz and the former unbeaten European light-welterweight king is gunning for a second world title shot this year.

McCloskey and Irish Prizefighter double bill for May 5

A huge night of boxing in Belfast is on the way as Paul McCloskey and Prizefighter Middleweights II take over the King’s Hall on May 5, live on Sky Sports.

McCloskey is looking to stay in world title contention among the light-welterweights following his brave victory over Breidis Prescott in September with a stern test against two-time world champion Julio Diaz.