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Dublin: 7 °C Sunday 19 November, 2017

Today’s News

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

Yesterday’s News

Frampton sees out enjoyable war with Garcia to return to winning ways in Belfast

Frampton earned a unanimous decision victory but endured some hairy moments versus a teak tough Mexican.

Jamie Conlan is saved from himself as he falls short in maiden world title tilt

He showed huge resolve in Belfast tonight.

Friday 17 November, 2017

Monaghan's teenage boxing sensation to make pro debut at Madison Square Garden

Aaron McKenna will make his paid bow on a future Hall of Famer’s undercard in two weeks’ time.

Thursday 16 November, 2017

'Canelo is going to be ringside in Belfast, but he’ll be leaving disappointed'

Old friends Carl Frampton, Jamie Conlan and Paddy Barnes star on a bumper world title bill in their home city this Saturday.

Celebrations in Lima triggered earthquake warnings as Peru ended a 36-year World Cup wait

Several earthquake detection apps sent warnings of a tremor in the Peruvian capital after Jefferson Farfan’s opener.

Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'I must hold myself to a higher standard': McGregor pens apology for conduct at Dublin MMA event

‘I sincerely apologize for my behavior at last weekends fight event in Dublin,’ says McGregor.

'I'll be voting for him to eat some kangaroo testicles': Brook excited by rival Khan's jungle stint

Kell Brook admits he’s looking forward to watching arch rival Amir Khan on ‘I’m a Celeb.’

It's on: Katie Taylor to defend world title versus American champ McCaskill next month

The Irishwoman will make her first defence in London’s York Hall on Wednesday 13 December.

Monday 13 November, 2017

'Two rounds': De La Hoya reveals he's been training for potential comeback v McGregor

Oscar De La Hoya admits he has been training for five months with an eye toward luring Conor McGregor back into the ring.

'Still got it': Tyson Fury eyeing April ring return as he posts footage of gym work Comeback Trail This post contains videos

'Still got it': Tyson Fury eyeing April ring return as he posts footage of gym work

Fury recently vowed to ‘play with’ Anthony Joshua, and it seems his comeback is finally taking shape.

'I couldn't get my head around it: 'Why are we having this debate now? What did Aki do differently?''

Eddie O’Sullivan believes the fawning reaction to Aki’s debut was an overcompensation, but was impressed nonetheless.

Saturday 11 November, 2017

'They'd see you with the Irish gear and pull up in cars. The help you'd get was truly breathtaking'

Having traversed America on his bike in aid of the Donal Walsh Live Life foundation, 23-year-old Kerryman Tomás Sears is planning an even greater adventure.

Friday 10 November, 2017

'I think Shane Long is an incredible striker. We've got to keep an eye on him all the time'

Peter Schmeichel is adamant that Shane Long should start for Ireland against the Danes.

Thursday 9 November, 2017

'I actually think we are the more physical side': Schmeichel unconcerned by Irish toughness

‘The team wasn’t really Irish back then! Jack was very clever, and he got the pick of the best that didn’t play for England.’

'Scared is too strong, but I think Joshua is fearful of fighting me. We gonna smoke him out'

Deontay Wilder talks The42 through his spectacular weekend win, ‘peasant’ Dillian Whyte, AJ’s lack of self-confidence and his grá for Tyson Fury.

Tuesday 7 November, 2017

'Let’s not confuse Nutella with sh**': Gattuso claims Pirlo's class made him consider career change

‘In the dressing room? He’s a big son of a… With all due respect to his mother!’

Liverpool standout added to unbeaten Ireland U21 squad for Norway qualifier

Caoimhin Kelleher’s introduction is the only change to Noel King’s squad.

Greg Bolger has joined Shamrock Rovers after announcing his Cork City departure earlier today

Greg Bolger described Cork City’s as ‘the best dressing room I’ve ever been involved in,’ but today announced his move to Tallaght.

Soon-to-be Liverpool star Keita fined 'six-figure number' for submitting fake driving licence

Bild report that Keita twice attempted to obtain a German licence using forged documents from his native Guinea.

Monday 6 November, 2017

Thousands gather to welcome victorious Cork City teams back to Leeside

Cork City’s cup-winning sides have arrived back on the banks.

'I was confident I could close the gap between expectation and reality': Bilic bids farewell to fans

‘I understand the club’s desire to make a change.’

'I was locked up for a full year. My youngest was three months when I got out of prison'

Craig O’Brien has found his calling on the straight and narrow.

Sunday 5 November, 2017

'I was ranked fifth in the world and working on a building site. This world title fight is everything'

There have been lean Christmases and broken hearts aplenty, but Jamie Conlan has paved an unlikely path to a shot at world glory.

Saturday 4 November, 2017

'I'm really, really bad at trash-talking. She'll win that, but it's who wins in the ring that counts'

‘Britain’s latest world champion’ Katie Taylor laughs off another Sky slip as she prepares for a rapid first defence.

Friday 3 November, 2017

'Tell Katie to heal up so we can get to it': McCaskill hellbent on shocking Taylor in December

Having called Katie Taylor out for the bones of a year, Chicago’s Jessica McCaskill is on the brink of landing her dream fight.

Wednesday 1 November, 2017

'I mess up all the plans': Deontay Wilder accuses Joshua and Hearn of stalling inevitable fight

‘Nobody cares about who has more followers on social media, who gives a f***? This is boxing!’

'I look forward to the day I step into the ring with Jessica, seriously. She hasn't left me alone!' Put Up Or Shut Up This post contains videos

'I look forward to the day I step into the ring with Jessica, seriously. She hasn't left me alone!'

After a year of call-outs, Katie Taylor hopes Jessica McCaskill answers the call for a December world title showdown.

Lineker and Benzema trade barbs as Madrid striker accuses presenter of 'spreading hatred'

Lineker suggested Benzema was ‘a tad overrated’ during Madrid’s 1-1 draw with Tottenham a fortnight ago.

Atlético captain Gabi says Europa League is 'a load of shit' after draw in Azerbaijan

Atlético face dropping into Europe’s secondary competition after two horrendous results against Qarabag.

'Whoever sold Matic needs sacking. I'd have chained him to the dressing room door'

'Whoever sold Matic needs sacking. I'd have chained him to the dressing room door'

It’s probably fair to say Phil Neville would not have sold Nemanja Matic to Manchester United.

'The big homecoming, March or April. That's the plan: to unify the division in Ireland'

Katie Taylor intends to unify her division on home soil next spring.

Tuesday 31 October, 2017

Katie Taylor will headline in England in December for her first world title defence

Taylor will defend her title in the first women’s fight ever to headline a Sky Sports boxing broadcast.

Monday 30 October, 2017

'I can’t wait for Anthony Joshua to be on my undercard!': Taylor has her belt, and no rival is safe

The new WBA World lightweight champion intends to fight all of the division’s big names.

Saturday 28 October, 2017

Katie Taylor dominates Anahi Sanchez to win her first world title as a professional

Katie Taylor is champion of the world.

Thursday 26 October, 2017

Big guns avoid each other in quarters as Carabao Cup draw descends to farce again

For the fourth consecutive round, Carabao made a complete hames of a League Cup draw.

Gary Murray out of coma and 'recovering well' three weeks after fight with Paddy Gallagher

The Glaswegian was put in a medically-induced coma following his bout with Belfast’s Gallagher on 6 October.

British Olympian Muhammad Ali facing lengthy ban after testing positive for a steroid

The 21-year-old Yorkshireman has been provisionally suspended after failing a test in April.

Monday 23 October, 2017

'Hitting frees on a Thursday night, with no one there, no cameras - there's no comparison'

Sharpshooting free-taker Shane Dowling explains why he doesn’t practice frees very often.

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