Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Sinclair back in the old routine

Neil Sinclair declared "I'm back" after a stunning third round stoppage of Henry Coyle to land the vacant Irish light-middleweight title at the Odyssey Arena last night.

"That was great but I know there is still so much more to come from me," said Sinclair.

"I felt great in there and I'm glad that I was able to produce some of the stuff I had been producing in the gym. It's the happiest I've felt in five years and it's the best I've boxed in years.

"He was strong but he was made for me. I was catching with some very heavy shots and I really feel that I've got my power back. I still think I could go down to welterweight but we'll see what happens next. I know that I can get back into British title contention. I hope Frank Warren was impressed and he can get me a Commonwealth or British title fight.”

Bantamweight Luke Wilton boxed a 57-57 draw on the card of referee Paul McCullagh with Anwar Alfadi of Sheffield in an entertaining six rounder.

Wilton was dropped with a left hook late in the first round after making a promising start and while he may have lost the second, the remaining rounds were his on workrate.

Belfast light-middleweight Ciaran Healy brawled his way to a points victory over Matt Scriven, winning on referee David Irving's card, 39-37.

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