At a press conference in Dublin details are announced of Barry McGuigan's defence of his world featherweight title.

The 'Clones Cyclone' and his manager Barney Eastwood announce that Barry McGuigan will defend his title against Bernard Taylor at the King's Hall in Belfast. The fight will be sponsored by the Irish Permanent Building Society.

From Clones in County Monaghan, McGuigan had become world featherweight champion in June 1985, when he defeated Eusebio Pedroza at Loftus Road Stadium in London. Commenting on the venue for the defence, McGuigan tells reporter Alan McCullough,

It means everything to me, Alan. Because first of all, it is where I had promised to make my first defence, in Belfast, and when our other sponsors pulled out, it looked very much like we were going to have to move the venue to London.

McGuigan also comments on security issues following threats to his life.

The match will be broadcast live to viewers all over the world, except those in Ireland. Barney Eastwood explains why Irish viewers will have to view a recording of the fight.

An RTÉ News report from 12 September 1985. The reporter is Alan McCullough.