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#Boxing

# boxing - Friday 6 April, 2018

'On Sunday nights, kids are feeling immense anxiety about school - like I did. I'll do it for them'

Kilcullen’s Dennis Hogan has more reasons than your average boxer for wanting to become a world champion. He’s seriously close.

Commonwealth Games boxing champ claims he was bitten in opening fight

Elsewhere, Ballymena’s Stephen Donnelly got his Games off to a winning start in the middleweight division.

'I wasn’t intentionally being mean, I just figured that’s how you gotta do it' - George Foreman recalls when he was king

We spoke to the former heavyweight champion about life inside and outside the ring.

# boxing - Wednesday 4 April, 2018

'I've said 'yes': Spike confirms Golovkin negotiations are well underway

Spike O’Sullivan is willing and able to fight Golovkin in Canelo’s absence, but admits no deal is done yet.

# boxing - Tuesday 3 April, 2018

'I'm truly shocked by what's happened': Golovkin-Canelo rematch OFF as Mexican withdraws

Canelo twice tested positive for clenbuterol in February and likely faces a short ban from the sport.

'Thanks Anthony': Wilder calls Joshua's bluff and accepts UK challenge in statement

Wilder maintains there is nothing on his side preventing the pair from trading leather.

Indian boxing official says syringes found in athletes village were for for vitamin injections

An Indian boxer was unwell and received a vitamin boost from a doctor, said the country’s boxing chief.

Manny Pacquiao confirmed to fight Argentinian puncher for WBA world title

Pacquiao will bid for a 12th world title in Kuala Lumpur this summer.

# boxing - Sunday 1 April, 2018

Boxing gold and silver for Ireland at European U22 Championships

Amy Broadhurst went all the way in the lightweight division in Romania, while team-mate Aoife O’Rourke was forced to withdraw from her final.

Mayo's Ray Moylette eases to victory in grudge fight with Irish-American rival

Moylette and Matt Doherty exchanged more than words in the ring, but it was the Irishman who won out.

'Sh** fight, sh** performance by both fighters': Fury and Wilder stick the knife in Joshua No Feelings Spared This post contains videos

'Sh** fight, sh** performance by both fighters': Fury and Wilder stick the knife in Joshua

Tyson Fury labelled Joshua “a wooden-top, bum city piece of sh**” after his defeat of Joseph Parker.

After over a year out, Jason Quigley returns with a soul-snatching stoppage in Boston House Of Pain This post contains videos

After over a year out, Jason Quigley returns with a soul-snatching stoppage in Boston

The Donegal middleweight inflicted a first stoppage defeat on tough Puerto Rican Daniel Rosario.

Anthony Joshua taken the distance for the first time but adds WBO belt to his collection

Joshua produced a solid if underwhelming performance, but was well worth his victory in the Welsh capital.

# boxing - Saturday 31 March, 2018

Ryan Burnett suffers suspected broken hand early but stylishly retains world title

Ryan Burnett suffers suspected broken hand early but stylishly retains world title

Ryan Burnett reckons he broke his right hand in the third round, but remained by far the classier operator in Cardiff.

Ryan Burnett might be Ireland's greatest ever fighter before he becomes a household name

Ryan Burnett held two world titles before he owned a house, but he’s no stranger to putting the cart before the horse.

# boxing - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Things getting serious for Canelo as NSAC launches official complaint and refunds are offered

Golovkin-Canelo II is hanging by a thread.

Jason Quigley's comeback and Ray Moylette's grudge fight to be shown live on eir Sport

The former Irish team-mates fight on the same Golden Boy bill this Saturday night.

# boxing - Tuesday 27 March, 2018

Mayweather '50-50' on MMA stint, but doesn't see UFC re-run with McGregor as realistic

Mayweather believes he’s too small to face McGregor in the octagon.

Hardly a shocker, but Joshua and Parker predict knockouts ahead of titanic clash

The pair square off in Cardiff on Saturday night.

# boxing - Monday 26 March, 2018

Spike O'Sullivan 'in the mix' for Golovkin shot if Canelo rematch falls through

O’Sullivan is tentatively scheduled to fight Canelo in September, but may deputise for him if the Mexican’s suspension is upheld.

# boxing - Sunday 25 March, 2018

'Wilder, where you at?' - Whyte produces devastating KO and calls out WBC heavyweight champion Boxing This post contains videos

'Wilder, where you at?' - Whyte produces devastating KO and calls out WBC heavyweight champion

Lucas Browne was no match for the British fighter, who claimed a sixth-round stoppage.

# boxing - Saturday 24 March, 2018

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing' Addiction This post contains videos

'I couldn't handle it anymore. Three days before the weigh-in, I went missing'

Dublin boxer Keane McMahon talks to The42 about how a gambling addiction almost derailed his professional boxing career, just as it was starting.

# boxing - Friday 23 March, 2018

Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut Golden Boy This post contains videos

Teen star Aaron McKenna wrecks opponent early on US television debut

Aaron McKenna wasn’t hanging around on his return to the ring.

# boxing - Thursday 22 March, 2018

Anthony Joshua 'all ears' amid reports of $500 million interest from UFC boss

Dana White is apparently keen to sign the heavyweight champion as he looks to make a move into boxing.

# boxing - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

'Stop living the fantasy' - Joshua warns heavyweight rival Wilder he'll 'freeze him out'

The IBF and WBA champion has told the WBC title-holder to get realistic and come fight in the UK.

Alvarez is a dope cheat, says middleweight king Golovkin

The Mexican fighter claimed that he had failed a recent drugs test due to contaminated meat.

Tonga bans girls from playing rugby, boxing

The government edict came to light last week when a team of girls from Tonga High School were pulled from a touch rugby tournament.

# boxing - Sunday 18 March, 2018

# boxing - Wednesday 14 March, 2018

Young Monaghan sensation McKenna gets new fight after Mexican's paperwork debacle

The 18-year-old ‘Silencer’ returns to the ring on 22 March.

# boxing - Monday 12 March, 2018

Kildare native Hogan's world title eliminator to be streamed for free around the globe

Dennis Hogan fights Manchester’s Jimmy Kelly on 7 April, and a shot at the world title awaits the winner.

# boxing - Saturday 10 March, 2018

John Joe Nevin stylishly picks up 10th win as he finally gains momentum in pro career

Meanwhile, in California, Monaghan teenage star Aaron McKenna’s fight was called off last-minute.

# boxing - Thursday 8 March, 2018

Angry Golovkin takes aim at 'stupid' and 'shameful' Canelo for failed drug tests

Gennady Golovkin believes Canelo Alvarez will get off too lightly for consuming a banned substance – be it intentionally or otherwise.

# boxing - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Donegal's Jason Quigley to face hard-hitting Puerto Rican in long-awaited comeback fight

Jason Quigley has an opponent for his 31 March comeback from injury.

# boxing - Monday 5 March, 2018

'Embarrassed' Canelo tests positive for Clenbuterol ahead of Golovkin sequel

Alvarez’ positive test shows levels consistent with the meat contamination problem which has plagued sport in Mexico.

Leinster Rugby coach eyeing Irish title after impressive pro boxing debut

As the Beast from the East kept most indoors, Cillian Reardon fought a behemoth on his pro boxing debut.

# boxing - Sunday 4 March, 2018

# boxing - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Brook makes emphatic return with Rabchenko knockout

In his first fight at super welterweight, Brook made easy work of defeating Sergey Rabchenko in Sheffield.

Fresh off a building site, stunning Roy Sheahan completes fairytale win at Last Man Standing

The Irish amateur legend took two undefeated records and beat the Irish super-middleweight champ en route to a €26,000 cheque.

# boxing - Friday 2 March, 2018

Fighters choose foes for Saturday's big-money Last Man Standing tournament in Dublin

Last Man Standing sees live professional boxing return to Irish terrestrial TV for the first time since 2011.

# boxing - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Monaghan teenager Aaron McKenna gets TV debut on ESPN in just his second pro fight

‘The Silencer’ steps back between the ropes on Friday 9 March.