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.
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):
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
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