Carl Frampton’s challenge of Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title will take place on Saturday, July 30th at the Barclays Center in New York. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Carl Frampton’s challenge of Leo Santa Cruz for the WBA featherweight title will take place on Saturday, July 30th at the Barclays Center in New York.(...)

Conor McGregor, the star of the UFC, is in action this Saturday night against Nate Diaz. Photograph: Getty Images

Late last Saturday night, two fights. The first a boxing match in Manchester, between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg. Frampton won, then said that it h(...)

Carl Frampton with Scott Quigg. Quigg claimed to have suffered a broken jaw in the fourth round. ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

It turns out that Belfast is so neat a little town that you can fit a large portion of it into the 20,000-capacity Manchester Arena. Carl Frampton att(...)

Actor James Nesbitt watches the super-bantamweight title unification bout between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg   at Manchester Arena. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

If the buzz words in the run-up to the England-Ireland rugby match were all about the “white noise” sprouted by Eddie Jones, we can only leave it to t(...)

Scott Quigg and Carl Frampton embrace after their IBF & WBA World Super-Bantamweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Carl Frampton expressed his disbelief at the split decision after what he felt was a “comfortable” points victory against fellow Briton Scott Quigg in(...)

Carl Frampton lands a jab on Scott Quigg during their IBF & WBA World Super-Bantamweight Championship bout at Manchester Arena. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Carl Frampton has won his super-bantamweight world title fight against Scott Quigg in Manchester, getting the judges’ verdict on a split decision. (...)

Carl Frampton weighing in yesterday ahead of his super-bantamweight world unification title fight against Scott Quigg. Photograph: INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry

After months of Sky TV hype and five years of speculation linking the pair, Belfast-native Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg must finally deliver a fight(...)

Barry McGuigan has said the hot air from Scott Quigg’s camp ahead of Saturday’s fight in Manchester means nothing. Photograph: Getty

Animosity is an invaluable ingredient of any fight – and there has been no shortage of it on the long, bumpy road that ends in Manchester on Saturday (...)

Carl Frampton spends two months before a fight separated from his wife and children, and lives in London with other fighters and his trainer Shane McGuigan. Photograph: Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images

IBF Super-Bantamweight champion Carl Frampton is a boxer in a gilded cage. He is counting the days before he climbs into the ring to challenge the WBA(...)

Retired champion jockey Tony McCoy: In a career of more than two decades, he rode over 4,300 winners. Photograph: PA

Recently retired 20-time champion jockey AP McCoy from Moneyglass, Co Antrim, has received a knighthood in the British new year’s honours list for ser(...)