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Yesterday’s News

'You don’t get to this level for no reason': Farmer not overlooking Ireland's 'Tenny' but wants Davis next

Tevin Farmer has his eye on Gervonta Davis, but must first fight off the challenge of Belfast’s ‘Assassin’ this Saturday.

Irish boxers depart European Juniors with two gold, three silver and eight bronze medals

Ireland finished third out of 31 countries in the medals table.

Canelo signs 'highest-paid guaranteed contract in sports history' with streaming service DAZN

The Mexican’s deal is worth a reported $365m across five years and 10 fights.

Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Taylor baffled by 'mentally fragile' rival Amanda Serrano, but must first deal with her big sister in Boston

‘It’s a stupid time for her to go into MMA and claim there’s no money involved in women’s boxing,’ says Katie Taylor of Amanda Serrano.

Monday 15 October, 2018

Five years after his world 'shattered around him' in the ring, Tennyson fights for the world title in Boston

On 19 October 2013, Ireland’s James Tennyson was stopped by a 2-64-5 Latvian journeyman. On 20 October 2018, he fights for the world title at Boston’s TD Garden.

Sunday 14 October, 2018

Ireland guarantee 13 (thirteen!) medals at European Junior Boxing Championships

Ireland will have the second-highest representation in Monday’s semis, behind only hosts Russia.

New US Gymnastics interim president retracts anti-Kaepernick tweet after criticism from Simone Biles

Mary Bono was appointed on Friday, and by Saturday she was taking heat from her star athlete.

Friday 12 October, 2018

Jason Quigley's fight with former world title challenger next week to be broadcast on eir Sport

Coverage will begin at 3am Friday week, Irish time, but there will be repeats at more reasonable hours.

Thursday 11 October, 2018

Saunders 'vacates' world title after being refused Massachusetts licence due to doping violation

The WBO president has recommended Saunders receive a six-month suspension for his transgression.

Monday 8 October, 2018

UFC dig hole for themselves but strike PPV gold with potential Khabib-McGregor fallout

Don’t be surprised to see Saturday night’s events used to promote a rematch in a few months’ time.

Sunday 7 October, 2018

Nevada Commission withholding Khabib's purse for role in post-fight violence

The UFC lightweight champion has apologised to the Commission for his actions after beating Conor McGregor.

Conor McGregor tapped out by Khabib Nurmagomedov before event descends into mayhem

Khabib stays unbeaten but there’ll be repercussions for the champion after he kicked off ugly scenes in Vegas.

Saturday 6 October, 2018

McGregor, with a tricolour-wielding Drake in his corner, clashes with Khabib during final face-off UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor, with a tricolour-wielding Drake in his corner, clashes with Khabib during final face-off

Rap and R’n'B star Drake accompanied Conor McGregor to the stage for a spicy staredown with champion Khabib.

Friday 5 October, 2018

McGregor half a pound under limit as both fighters make weight for Las Vegas showdown UFC 229 This post contains videos

'I always say you should aim for peace, but if you can't get peace, you should aim between the eyes'

Khabib Nurmagomedov wasn’t waiting around for Conor McGregor at Thursday’s final press conference for UFC 229.

Thursday 4 October, 2018

'Conor saw me, we locked eyes, and he was like, 'Oh sh**' - I saw that in him' Fight Talk This post contains videos

'Conor saw me, we locked eyes, and he was like, 'Oh sh**' - I saw that in him'

Tony Ferguson says he felt fear in Conor McGregor when they met in Los Angeles last year.

Saturday 29 September, 2018

As It Happened: Chelsea v Liverpool, Premier League

Kick-off at Stamford Bridge is at 17:30.

Thursday 27 September, 2018

Billy Joe Saunders tests positive for banned stimulant but 'licenced to box' in Boston next month

The 29-year-old’s positive test has been attributed to nasal spray.

After 45 years and over 1,000 bouts, HBO and the sport of boxing will go their separate ways

With the sport now brimful of money-spending broadcasters, HBO will permanently withdraw from boxing at the end of 2018.

Ostracised former Pro Bowler who protested with Kaepernick finally lands at new NFL team

Eric Reid was the second NFL player to protest against police brutality and racial injustice during the anthem, joining then-teammate Colin Kaepernick.

Groves and Smith make weight for Saudi showpiece as Mullingar's McDonagh faces off with Eubank Rowdy In Saudi This post contains videos

Groves and Smith make weight for Saudi showpiece as Mullingar's McDonagh faces off with Eubank

Irish champion JJ McDonagh has a career-biggest opportunity in the co-main event to Friday’s World Boxing Super Series decider.

Tuesday 25 September, 2018

British boxer Billy Joe Saunders fined £100,000 for callous online video

The WBO World middleweight champion also received a ‘severe reprimand’ as to his future conduct.

Monday 24 September, 2018

Ireland's youngest professional fighter earns knockout win on debut in Mexico

Coachford College student James Power is off the mark after a quick win in Tijuana overnight.

Friday 21 September, 2018

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track UFC 229 This post contains videos

McGregor and Khabib come face to face in presser that resembles bad sitcom with no laugh track

Unsurprisingly, Conor McGregor did most of the talking, but tonight’s UFC 229 press conference played out to echoes instead of fans.

Wednesday 19 September, 2018

'Embarrassed' super-middleweight world champion apologises after testing positive for cocaine

David Benavidez has described his consumption of the recreational drug as a mistake, and may not face a suspension.

Golovkin's trainer: Clean Canelo Alvarez 'vindicated' after doping violation

Abel Sanchez believes Canelo’s performance last Saturday clears his name following February’s anti-doping violations.

Tuesday 18 September, 2018

As It Happened: Liverpool v Paris Saint-Germain, Champions League

Join us for live updates as Liverpool kick off their new Champions League campaign at home to the French aristocrats (kick-off 8pm).

Monday 17 September, 2018

Mullingar's JJ McDonagh lands fight with Chris Eubank Jr in Saudi Arabia

The BUI Irish champion will square off with the divisive Briton in the co-main event to the World Boxing Super Series final.

Saturday 15 September, 2018

Golden Boy president: Vegas win will make Spike the no.1 middleweight contender in the world

Eric Gomez also told The42 that Golden Boy are open to putting on a show in Ireland once Jason Quigley wins a world title.

Friday 14 September, 2018

Spike and Lemieux, Canelo and Golovkin separated during fiery Vegas weigh-ins Kicked Off This post contains videos

Spike and Lemieux, Canelo and Golovkin separated during fiery Vegas weigh-ins

Spike O’Sullivan, David Lemieux, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin all made weight for tomorrow night’s fights.

Tony Bellew lands fight with undisputed world champion Oleksandr Usyk

‘I love his attitude, but you cannot beat up somebody who is invisible in the ring!’ says the champion.

Wednesday 12 September, 2018

'The kicks and screams of someone who is drowning': Canelo lashes back at GGG accusations

Saul Alvarez says his feud with Gennady Golovkin has become personal despite the Kazakh’s insistence to the contrary.

Golovkin: 'Like the Floyd and McGregor fight, this is not true sport. This is more business'

Asked if Canelo did anything better during their first fight than he expected, Golovkin responded: ‘Yes… He run.’

Tuesday 11 September, 2018

O'Brien nets on debut as Ireland steady the leaking ship in Wroclaw

Ireland were pegged back late by Poland but curtailed their recent downslide in tonight’s friendly.

Aiden O'Brien to debut in Poland as O'Neill hands first starts to Williams and Stevens

Millwall striker Aiden O’Brien will pull on the green shirt for the first time at senior level this evening.

Monday 10 September, 2018

Manny Pacquiao 'initiating legal proceedings' against former promoters Top Rank

‘Pac-Man’ claims he hasn’t been paid money for the U.S. TV rights to his last fight.

Assassin Boxing to join forces with U.S. promoters in significant move for pro boxing in Ireland

The Irish-based outfit, who manage over 20 Irish fighters, have teamed up with Ken Casey’s well-connected Murphys Boxing.

Sunday 9 September, 2018

'Ah, I should be grand!': Cork teenager to fight twice in Tijuana before knuckling down for the Leaving Cert

The 17-year-old will become Ireland’s youngest professional boxer in Mexico later this month.

Saturday 8 September, 2018

Khan survives heavy knockdown and hairy moments to dominate Vargas on points Saved By The Bell This post contains videos

Khan survives heavy knockdown and hairy moments to dominate Vargas on points

Amir Khan was dropped in the second round but scored two knockdowns of his own en route to a wide points win.

Belfast's Burnett addresses flag 'controversy' ahead of Super Series showdown with Donaire

World champion Ryan Burnett has called for people to treat each other equally rather than based on nationality or creed.

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