Liam

Liam

My obsession with the sweet science started after reading a Sugar Ray Robinson biography. While being a student journalist in Dublin I became the boxing writer for Fightstore Media.
  • 2016 - A landmark year for Irish Mixed Martial Arts

    2016 – A landmark year for Irish Mixed Martial Arts

    It wasn’t always like this.  Kids weren’t entering school gates enthusiastically discussing how an Irish UFC champion performed at the weekend. And nobody was visiting their local bookshop wishing to read the insights of an MMA coach. Our boxers were the gladiators of the Emerald Isle – from Steve Collins...
  • Aaron Browne: ‘It’s the science of fighting and Lionheart have it down to a precision’

    Aaron Browne: ‘It’s the science of fighting and Lionheart have it down to a precision’

    The energetic enthusiasm with which Aaron Browne answers every question is infectious. ‘Boom Boom’ Browne spoke to Obviously Fight Talk this week ahead of his rematch with veteran Martin Horgan at Cage Kings on February 18th for the Dubliner’s former 70KG title. You can watch their first encounter below:...
  • Alan Philpott: ‘Being written off against Duquesnoy has pushed me in training’

    Alan Philpott: ‘Being written off against Duquesnoy has pushed me in training’

    On Friday night, Alan Philpott will challenge the fearsome two weight world champion Tom Duquesnoy for the BAMMA world bantamweight title in the 3Arena.  This wasn’t a bout made my chance either. Philpott (16-8) has been gunning for Duquesnoy (13-1) and the world title he possesses. He confidently told...
  • Thai Wars

    Alex Akimov: I hope Shane McConnell is prepared

    This Saturday evening’s Thai Wars card is a fascinating one.   And perhaps the most intriguing contest is the co-main event between Alex Akimov and Shane McConnell, two highly regarded martial artists. It will be an A Class Thai bout – five x three-minute rounds. The respected pair were...
  • Andy Lee surrenders world title to Billy Joe Saunders

    Andy Lee surrenders world title to Billy Joe Saunders

    Andy Lee against Billy Joe Saunders for the WBO middleweight title in Manchester on Saturday night was a chess match. But intriguing all the same. Saunders (23-0) outpointed Lee (34-3-1) in a bout the judges could have awarded to either man. As the first bell sounded the packed crowd...
  • Anthony Taylor confronts Kiefer Crosbie and James Gallagher at the Bellator in SBG Ireland

    Anthony Taylor confronts Kiefer Crosbie and James Gallagher in SBG Ireland

    Anthony Taylor confronts Kiefer Crosbie and James Gallagher at the Bellator open work-out in SBG Ireland. Anthony Taylor will be facing James Gallagher on the Bellator 169 co main event in the in the 3Arena this Friday....
  • Bellator 169 / BAMMA 27 Results

    Bellator 169 / BAMMA 27 Results

    Bellator 169 / BAMMA 27 Results:   Bellator 169 Main Event: Light-Heavyweight King Mo Lawal defeats Satoshi Ishi via Unanimous Decision Co-Main Event: Featherweight James Gallagher defeats Anthony Taylor via RNC in Round 3 Flyweight Sinead Kavanagh defeats Elina Kallionidou via Unanimous Decision Featherweight Daniel Weichel defeats Brian Moore...
  • The Transformation of Mixed Martial Arts

    Bellator CEO Scott Coker interview: The Transformation of Mixed Martial Arts

    Fightstore Media recently had the fortune of sitting down and speaking to CEO of Bellator MMA, Scott Coker. Coker, an articulate and intelligent gentleman, spoke enthusiastically about the changing face of MMA. “We’ve had a lot of changes in martial arts right; the sale of the UFC, I heard...
  • Anthony 'Pretty Boy' Taylor

    Bellator’s Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor: ‘I had no meaning in life’

    This week California’s Anthony ‘Pretty Boy’ Taylor was in Dublin promoting his upcoming featherweight bout with SBG’s James Gallagher in the 3Arena on December 16. At the Bellator 169 / BAMMA 27 press conference, Taylor made himself the story. Loud, cocky and bold, the American attempted to irritate Gallagher...
  • Biggest Rivalries in Present Day Boxing. Do you agree?

    Biggest Rivalries in Present Day Boxing. Do you agree?

    Joe Frazier once said of Muhammad Ali: “It’s real hatred. I don’t want to knock him out. I want to hurt him. If I knock him down, I’ll stand back, give him a chance to breathe. It’s his heart I want.” Rivalries in the sweet science have been synonymous...
  • Boxing Masterclass By Kellie Harrington to advance to World Championship Final

    Boxing Masterclass By Kellie Harrington to advance to World Championship Final

    Dubliner Kellie Harrington outclassed Canadian Sara Kali in the semi-finals of the World Championships in Astana today. Harrington, who is on the verge of becoming the first Irish female other than Katie Taylor to win a world championship gold medal, boxed splendidly every round. She is the fifth senior...
  • Fatal Boxing Weigh-In: My experiences on that Fearful Friday

    Fatal Boxing Weigh-In: My experiences on that Fearful Friday

    Few journalists were present at the notorious weigh-in on February 5, 2016. As a reporter who was there, I feel a duty to document the grim happenings through my eyes. My purpose isn’t to embellish, or dilute, what was a frightening affair. As a writer, I intend to simply...
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