How to Watch Irish Boxing’s Friday Fight Nights

Ireland plays host to two relatively star-studded bills tonight.

Belfast says goodbye to what has been another action packed and successful year for the sport in the European capital of boxing with a show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre.

At the time, there is a major card out West, with boxing returning to Mayo and the terrestrial TV cameras will be rolling at the Royal Theatre, Castlebar.

The ‘Homecoming’ bill will be topped by Ray Moylette and the local favourite will be hoping to secure a world ranking with victory in what promises to be an exciting WBC International Silver lightweight title fight versus Chrstian .

Providing support for the World Youth and European Championships gold medal winner will be none other than Spike O’Sullivan. The Cork fighter, who last appeared on the undercard as the massive Golovkin-Canelo 2 bill, fights for the first time as a light middleweight and begins step one of a path he believes will see him realise his world title dream.

Castlebar also plays host to the return of Last Man Standing winner Roy Sheehan as well as the heavily fancied Luis Garcia, a fight for Irish light middleweight champion Craig O’Brien and more.

The fights will be broadcast live on TG4 with coverage starting at 8:30pm and running until 11:30pm.

Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh will present proceedings while Seán Bán Breathnach and Kenneth Egan will provide ringside commentary.

Punditry on the night will be provided by former unified bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett, middleweight contender Jason Quigley, Olympian Darren O’Neill and former light middleweight world title challenger Seán Ó Mainnín.

For those away from a TV, live streaming of the bill is available HERE.

Also this evening, in Belfast, Conrad Cummings tops a card that includes some of Ireland’s most fancied prospects.

‘Mr Dynamite’ was due to face Brian Rose it what would have proved a high profile headliner, but takes on unbeaten Hungarian Ferenc Berki.

Most importantly for the Tyrone man, the WBO European title remains on the line and if he can win back a belt he lost after points defeat to Luke Keeler he sets up a very interesting 2019.

Others hoping for a big 2019 are the likes of BUI and BBBofC Celtic title winner Paddy Gallagher, emerging lightweight Gary Cully, the returning Philip Sutcliffe Jr, recent title challenger Steve Collins Jr, Padraig McCrory, Sean McComb and debutant Stephen Webb.

The Titanic Exhibition Centre hosted fight night can be viewed online via YouTube channel IFL TV and is scheduled to start at 6:00pm

Full cards are as follows (televised/streamed fights underlined):

MAYO
Ray Moylette vs Christian Uruzquieta
vacant World Boxing Council International Silver Lightweight Title

Gary O’Sullivan vs  Gabor Gorbics

Dylan Moran vs Nelson Altamirano

Craig O’Brien vs Almin Kovacevic

Luis Garcia vs Ivan Brkljaca

Paddy Nevin vs Hrvoje Bozinovic

John Corcoran vs Pawel Kucharski

Aaron Gethins vs Silvije Kebet

Niall O’Connor vs Krzysztof Rogowski

Owen Duffy vs Ivan Duvancic

Victor Rabei vs Antonio Horvatic

Roy Sheahan vs Marian Cazacu

BELFAST
Conrad Cummings vs Ferenc Berki
vacant World Boxing Organisation European Middleweight Title

Gary Cully vs Mohammed Kambuluta

Padraig McCrory vs Gabor Detre

Paddy Gallagher vs Fernando Valencia

Sean McComb vs Zoltan Szabo

Philip Sutcliffe Jnr vs Eligio Palacios

Stephen Webb vs Alec Bazza

Steve Collins Jr vs Pawel Strykowski

In addition to all this, for the night owls, there are two Irish boxers in action in New York late this evening.

Light welterweights Noely Murphy and Larry Fryers both fight on a card in Queens which will be shown live on the ‘FIGHTNIGHT LIVE’ Facebook page

Link HERE

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Jonny Stapleton

Irish-boxing.com contributor for 15 years and editor for the past decade. Have been covering boxing for over 16 years and writing about sport for a living for 19 years. Former Assistant Sports editor for the Gazette News Paper Group and former Tallaght Voice Sports Editor. Have had work published in publications around the world when working as a freelance journalist. Also co-founder of Junior Sports Media and Leinster Rugby PRO of the Year winner. email: [email protected]