23 March 2009 – By Cormac Campbell
Martin Rogan will make the first defence of his Commonwealth heavyweight crown at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on Friday, May 15.
The event, which will also feature amateur standouts James DeGale, Frankie Gavin and Billy Joe Saunders, will be the first at the 10,000 seater venue since Neil Sinclair and Jim Rock clashed with Bradley Pryce and Takaloo respectively in February 2003.
It had initially been thought that the Frank Warren promoted bill would take place a week earlier but this has been put back because of ‘television scheduling’. It is believed that a number of local boxers will also appear on the Belfast undercard – with full line up and ticket details expected to be announced in the coming weeks.