O’Kane roars to victory in all-Irish Prizefighter

Bookies’ favourite Eamonn O’Kane roared to victory in the all-Irish Betfair Prizefighter Middleweights at the King’s Hall in Belfast on Saturday night.

O’Kane defeated JJ McDonagh in the final and was a deserved winner, not least for his part in the fantastic opening quarter-final of the night, which saw the Commonwealth Games gold medalist and Anthony Fitzgerald going toe-to-toe for the full three rounds.

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.

O’Kane dons special pants for Betfair

Irish boxer Eamonn O’Kane will show that he’s got the full package when he trials a new marketing technique encouraging punters to scan his crotch at the weigh-in for Saturday’s Betfair Prizefighter Middleweights show in Belfast.

In what’s thought to be a world first, O’Kane will step on to the scales wearing a pair of boxer shorts specially designed by event sponsors Betfair.

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Hearn reveals plan for three massive shows in Belfast in 2012

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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.