• 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...
  • 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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    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....
  • Crawford dominates Postol to become unified super-lightweight champion

    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...
  • Danny Garcia victory over Robert Guerrero earns WBC Welterweight championship

    Danny Garcia victory over Robert Guerrero earns WBC Welterweight championship

    Danny Garcia outpointed Robert Guerrero 116-112 on all three judge’s score cards to obtain the WBC welterweight belt at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, on Saturday. Floyd Mayweather looked on from ringside to see who would claim the title he vacated. Also present was Amir Khan, who according to...
  • David Haye sends message to heavyweight division with explosive return

    David Haye sends message to heavyweight division with explosive return

    To see a character and a fighter as ferocious as David Haye return to the ring is good for boxing, regardless of whether you’re a fan or not. He entered the ropes at the 02 arena, London with a menacing stare for his opponent Mark de Mori. Haye, clad...
  • 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...
  • Paddy Barnes has been beaten by Spaniard light flyweight Samuel Carmona Heredia via split decision in the last 16 of the Rio Olympic Games.

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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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