• Can Semi-Pro Boxing Ireland succeed in a sport obsessed with the amateur and professional game?

    The setting of Semi-Pro-Boxing-Ireland’s second home show was intimate and intense. Over 400 people packed into Stradbrook Rugby Club for the ‘Bad Blood’ event on Saturday night. Professional boxer and promoter of the show Jay Byrne staged ten bouts that had a rich feel of competitiveness attached to them....
  • Red Corner Promotions relight Dublin Boxing market

    There’s an alluring romanticism attached to professional boxing at the famous National Stadium on Dublin’s South Circular Road. On Saturday night Red Corner Promotions launched their first event, pertinently entitled ‘Inception’. Eight professional bouts took place including an absorbing main event between Luke Keeler and Bradley Pryce for the...
  • Drained Paddy Barnes exits Olympic Games after split decision loss

    Paddy Barnes has been beaten by Spaniard light flyweight Samuel Carmona Heredia via split decision in the last 16 of the Rio Olympic Games today. Heredia started the fight rapidly despite enduring a couple of body shots. The Spaniard impressed the judges with clean punches as the pair stood toe...
  • Crawford dominates Postol to become unified super-lightweight champion

    Most experts predicted a close Terence Crawford victory over Viktor Postol; but not many people expected Crawford to arguably win every round of the fight. Crawford was the awarded the unanimous decision over Postol to unify the super-lightweight division (WBC and WBO) at the MGM Grand, Las...
  • Ireland's newest star Kellie Harrington claims silver medal at World Championships

    Ireland’s newest star Kellie Harrington claims silver medal at World Championships

    An inspiring achievement. Kellie Harrington, 26, joined elite company as she boxed in a senior World Championship final, following in the footsteps of Katie Taylor, Michael Conlan, Jason Quigley and Joe Ward. Her finale against China’s Yang Wenlu was tight and ended in a split decision win to Harringston’s...
  • Katie Taylor controversially beaten by Estelle Mosselly in World semi-final

    Katie Taylor controversially beaten by Estelle Mossely in World semi-final

    Frenchwoman Estelle Mossely (23) beat Katie Taylor (29) via split decision in the semi-final of the World Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan in a fast paced bout this afternoon. It was a subjective fight to score but the Bray woman can count herself unlucky. The middle rounds were close with...
  • 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...
  • Katie Taylor to defend Olympic Gold Medal in Rio after win in Kazakhstan

    Katie Taylor to defend Olympic Gold Medal in Rio after win in Kazakhstan

    Katie Taylor boxed beautifully to outpoint Mexican Victoria Torres in the World Championships quarter final in Kazakhstan this afternoon. That has secured her spot for the Rio Olympic Games where she will defend her lightweight gold medal. The bout started well for Taylor who showcased her fast evasive footwork...
  • News Recap: A Week in the Boxing Sphere

    News Recap: A Week in the Boxing Sphere

    New Zealand heavyweight hopeful Joseph Parker beat game Carlos Takem in an IBF title eliminator on Saturday. Parker, 24, showed great grit to last the 36 minute distance and he also proved his chin is durable. He is one step closer to fighting Anthony Joshua who will feel he...
  • News recap: A week in the Boxing Sphere

    News recap: A week in the Boxing Sphere

    First of a new weekly piece where Fightstore Media highlight the biggest stories in the world of boxing. Canelo Alvarez remains the ‘face of boxing’ as his right hand delivered a jaw dropping KO over the brave Amir Khan in round six of their middleweight title bout. The contest...
  • Devastating finish by Canelo ruins Khan's notable start

    Devastating finish by Canelo ruins Khan’s notable start

    Amir Khan accepted the challenge to fight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. That is admirable. But even more impressive was the way he started this middleweight title fight in the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Unfortunately in round six, Khan’s dream of being the new face of boxing came crashing...
  • Katie Taylor controversially beaten by Estelle Mosselly in World semi-final

    Katie Taylor suffers rare defeat but Rio dream still achievable

    Ireland’s most accomplished amateur boxer Katie Taylor lost to Azerbaijan‘s Yana Alekseevna via decision in Turkey today in a European semi-final Olympic qualifier. It was the Bray woman’s first defeat in five years. A victory would have sealed her place in the Rio Olympics. But the defending Olympic gold...
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