The Awards – ‘The Fighting Irish Photo of the Year’

Here at we are lucky to count respected photographer Ricardo Guglielminotti as a friend of the site.

Ricardo runs ‘The Fighting Irish,’ providing high quality photography of all combat sport events on the island.

Throughout the year he has been a fixture at boxing shows and below are the nominees for his photo of the year.

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Carl Frampton begins his ringwalk ahead of Avalos fight – 28/02/2015
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Jamie Conlan absorbs massive punch from Junior Granados – 4/7/2015
Jamie Conlan vs Junior Granados

Tommy McCarthy lands a big shot on Courtney Fry – 1/8/2015

Courtney Fry looks at the camera after being knocked down by Tommy McCarthy – 1/8/2015

A disappointed Ciaran McVarnock is consoled by José Acero following their draw – 28/8/2015
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Matthew Macklin looks on as Chris Hermann writhes in pain (and Phil Sutcliffe Jnr excitedly tweets) – 28/8/2015

A hurting Michael Sweeney is encouraged by his cornerman – 7/7/2015

Carl Frampton takes a selfie with the huge Belfast crowd at his press conference with Scott Quigg – 18/11/2015
frampton selfie

Marco McCullough lands lovely uppercut on Sergio Prado – 20/11/2015

An angry Ray Moylette storms off folllowing his loss to an exuberant Dean Walsh – 11/12/2015
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Joe O'Neill

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