There have been countless memorable moments throughout 2018 with big cards and epic achievements
Below we pick out FIVE things from the past year which stick out for us.
Moment of the Year
Roy Sheahan is the Last Man Standing
Forget for a second all that went on afterwards, Sheahan’s Last Man Standing win, live on TG4, was incredible. Following three years away from the sport and one four-round win for licencing requirements, the Athy middleweight entered the Prizefighter-tournament and out-fought Vlad Belujsky, out-boxed JJ McDonagh, and then sensationally stopped Jack Cullen to claim the top prize as a star was born in front of our eyes.
Mick Conlan’s Grace
Making a long-awaited Irish homecoming, Conlan headlined the SSE Odyssey Arena in a major step-up versus Adeilson Dos Santos. A party atmosphere, the Belfast feather made an entrance that went viral online. Walking in to a version of ‘Grace’ by Róisín O and Aoife Scott, Conlan promoted an epic sing-along before transitioning into Kanye West’s Homecoming.
No better way to start your week
— Irish-Boxing.com (@Irishboxingcom) July 2, 2018
Carl Frampton Headlines Windsor
The match-up was a non-entity but August 18th was a special night nonetheless for Frampton. Headlining Windsor Park football stadium, the Belfast feather did what even he couldn’t have dreamt of as a boy. Walking to ring to ‘Freed From Desire’ (‘Frampton’s on Fire’), Frampton entered as swirling spotlights illuminated the sheets of rain which poured down but failed to dampen the atmosphere in a capacity crowd of over 20,000.
#SweetCaroline rings around The National Stadium at Windsor Park in #Belfast as 25,000 flock to see the capital’s biggest ever boxing fight card headlined by @RealCFrampton vs @LukeJackson.
📽 @AMMGSports #WindsorPark #FramptonJackson #FrankWarren #AMMGSports pic.twitter.com/i9ZwFFHYct
— AMMG Sports (@AMMGSports) August 20, 2018
Kelly Harrington wins Gold
The Dublin lightweight joined a select group when she took gold at the World Championships in New Delhi following a week of sensational performances in Italy that underlined her quality and Olympic potential. Harrington’s shock at the realisation that she has become a world champion and her momentary check to see if she was indeed in the ‘blue’ corner while Zauri Antia and Dmitry Dmitruk go wild is a particularly nice moment.
— RTÉ News (@rtenews) November 24, 2018
Ray Moylette Rises from the Dead
All eyes were on Mayo where it was hoped Moylette would score a big win and claim a first career belt. Instead we got something a whole lot different and no less amazing. Down heavily twice in the fifth round of his clash with Christian Uruzquieta, the atmosphere at the Royal Theatre rose to insane levels as Moylette fought back strong in one of the Irish sporting TV moments of the year
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