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Vincent Hogan: Irish ring masters deserve to be feted at the top table

Published 27/06/2011 | 05:00

The trouble with Joe Ward's easy smile and baby-soap complexion is it's hard to know if he understands just how good that he can be. He doesn't so much fight an opponent as use them for recreation. He seems to box as if it's no more than an early-morning stretch, easing the day open for other things.

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The kid is just 17, but, already, basking in an aura of virtual invincibility.

For Ray Moylette, the trouble is somewhat different. Gerry Hussey's playful jibe on Saturday, maybe, went to the heart of it.

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