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Yesterday’s News

John Joe Nevin drops Freddy Fonseca en route to classy, career-best win as a pro

Elsewhere, Andy Lee’s Top Rank-promoted prospect Paddy Donovan cruised to 2-0 in the professional ranks.

Tuesday 12 November, 2019

Racing lock Nakarawa a doubt to face Munster after returning from World Cup two weeks late

The Fijian was said to have been building a house in his native land.

Power to make Mexican ring return as part of post-Leaving Cert US venture

The 18-year-old has been training in California ahead of a fifth professional contest.

Persoon makes victorious return to keep alive plans for Sky Box Office Taylor rematch in 2020

The Belgian won a unanimous decision in a war with Helen Joseph as she temporarily stepped down in weight.

Friday 8 November, 2019

'Monster' Inoue lends Muhammad Ali Trophy to Donaire because he had promised it to his kids Tear To A Glass Eye This post contains videos

'Monster' Inoue lends Muhammad Ali Trophy to Donaire because he had promised it to his kids

‘With tears in my eyes, I humbly asked Inoue to borrow it for a night, not for me but for my word.’

Thursday 7 November, 2019

Man United's front three find the target as they cruise into next round

Goals by teenager Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford sealed United’s progression.

As it happened: Manchester United v Partizan, Europa League

United can book a place in the knockout stages with victory over the Serbians at Old Trafford.

'Beast' confirms Sharks departure and will make decision on club future after Barbarians Test

The 34-year-old may yet retire from the sport altogether, but isn’t ruling out playing abroad.

Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Limerick finish bottom of First Division after 26-point deduction for entering examinership

The club’s off-field problems have seen them retrospectively finish a point behind previous basement club Wexford.

Sean Cox to make 'emotional and bittersweet' Anfield return for Liverpool v Man City this weekend

‘It will give him a boost, I think, on Sunday,’ Mr Cox’s wife, Martina, told The Pat Kenny Show. ‘I can’t wait to see his face to be honest.’

Her earnings could be crushed by a drug cheat: VADA testing compulsory for future Taylor fights

‘For $25,000 or $30,000, in the grand scheme of Katie Taylor in terms of purses, that is when it’s not too expensive.’

Katie Taylor is becoming their champion as well as our own

Manchester felt like a seminal moment in Taylor’s ascent to stardom outside of Ireland.

Monday 4 November, 2019

US broadcaster wants Taylor to headline all-female card in March, with Serrano showdown a possibility

Eddie Hearn confirmed he gave Amanda Serrano a new deal and said, ‘This time, we’re going to make you sign it rather than your promoter’.

Sunday 3 November, 2019

'Eventually, I'll shut them up. I'm going to have a chance to shut them all up'

Katie Taylor had a warning for Amanda Serrano and Delfine Persoon after becoming a two-weight world champion.

Saturday 2 November, 2019

Taylor outclasses teak-tough Linardatou to become two-weight world champion

The Irish icon took her licks but won a unanimous decision in Manchester.

'I keep signing a new contract with her and one fight later, the contract looks sh**'

Eddie Hearn doesn’t promote Katie Taylor in the interest of political correctness.

Friday 1 November, 2019

Taylor tips scales heavier than light-welterweight champion on eve of title bid in second division Gains This post contains videos

Taylor tips scales heavier than light-welterweight champion on eve of title bid in second division

‘Sure, listen, they’re all confident getting into the ring, aren’t they?’

Taylor-Persoon rematch could land in UK as Sky Sports Box Office headliner - Hearn

The promoter confirmed Sky Sports are keen on Taylor topping a pay-per-view bill in what would be a landmark development in women’s boxing.

'You know her, but you don't know me. You haven't seen me much because my best fights are not on YouTube' Greece Lightning This post contains videos

'You know her, but you don't know me. You haven't seen me much because my best fights are not on YouTube'

Champion Christina Linardatou is backing herself, seemingly literally, to beat Katie Taylor in Manchester on Saturday.

Thursday 31 October, 2019

'Like a mouse and a cat' - Linardatou confident she can bully challenger Taylor up at 140 pounds

The Greek champion defends her title against the Irish icon this Saturday.

Wednesday 30 October, 2019

'You don't like getting those calls at 6 o'clock in the morning, but it's definitely going to help the sport' Leading The Way This post contains videos

'You don't like getting those calls at 6 o'clock in the morning, but it's definitely going to help the sport'

Katie Taylor’s fight on Saturday will be the first in female pro boxing history to undergo a full Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency testing program.

'If it wasn't for Katie, there's no way I'd be pro' - England's Harper moving closer to fighting her idol

‘If somebody told me a couple of years ago I’d be boxing on a Katie Taylor bill, I’d never have believed them.’

Monday 28 October, 2019

Nigel Benn forced to call off his ring return aged 55 due to shoulder injury

Benn had been scheduled to fight fellow former super-middleweight world champion Sakio Bika on 23 November.

Stevenson calls for family unification after beating his girlfriend's brother in world-title fight

The American beat the estranged older brother of his girlfriend, Jajaira Gonzalez, to win the vacant WBO featherweight title on Saturday.

Sunday 27 October, 2019

Heartbreak and outrage in equal measure as Ireland men's hockey team miss out on Olympics

Ireland captain Jonathan Bell said the video umpire should ‘hang his head in shame’ after a decision which gifted Canada a last-second equaliser.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Ireland's bid for T20 World Cup qualification suffers shock setback at the hands of Canada

They will need to win their remaining two group games and hope for favourable results elsewhere in order to achieve automatic qualification.

Tuesday 22 October, 2019

Pound-for-pound rival and potential foe joins Katie Taylor in Hearn's promotional stable

Cecilia Braekhus [35-0, 9KOs] has signed a multi-fight deal with the English promoter.

Monday 21 October, 2019

'She fled the whole division... Katie Taylor needs me - I don't need Katie Taylor' - Serrano Arch Nemeses This post contains videos

'She fled the whole division... Katie Taylor needs me - I don't need Katie Taylor' - Serrano

The Puerto Rican is frustrated that Taylor has temporarily moved up in weight as the wait goes on for their women’s superfight.

John Joe Nevin finally seals fight that could ignite his pro career

The former Olympic silver medallist will fight for a WBA rankings belt next month.

Sunday 20 October, 2019

Gavin Moynihan produces career-best finish in battle to retain European Tour card

The Dubliner has given himself a chance in Portugal next week.

As it happened: Manchester United v Liverpool, Premier League

Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 4:30pm.

Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Frampton and Valdez to co-headline Vegas doubleheader ahead of potential showdown

‘The Jackal’ is back following an 11-month absence.

World Rugby refutes allegations made against Ireland in Sunday Times

World Rugby COO Alan Gilpin confirmed no discussion took place with the IRFU regarding Japan’s pool fixture against Scotland.

Saturday 12 October, 2019

Barnes goes out on his shield in four-round Belfast war with European champion

The Irish boxing icon was stopped by Swansea’s Jay Harris in a thrilling main event at Ulster Hall.

Friday 11 October, 2019

Andy Lee-trained prospect Donovan scores frightening first-round KO on pro debut Off The Mark This post contains videos

Andy Lee-trained prospect Donovan scores frightening first-round KO on pro debut

The 20-year-old Top Rank starlet took less than 80 seconds to flatten his Mexican opponent.

Thursday 10 October, 2019

'He met a couple of the Samoan boys yesterday for a bit of grub'

Bundee Aki is coming into his own on and off the field of play.

Ireland bow out of World Championships with no medals after spirited last-eight defeats

Amy Broadhurst was bested by the scourge of Irish boxing, Mira Potkonen, while Christina Desmond lost to Busenaz Surmeneli.

Wednesday 9 October, 2019

Usyk gets new opponent for heavyweight debut this Saturday after Spong fails test

Chazz Witherspoon will step in to face the Ukrainian sensation.

Bogeywoman awaits again as Broadhurst and Desmond power on to medal fights at Worlds

The Dundalk and Cork women were in sensational form in Ulan-Ude.

Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Sunderland sack manager Jack Ross after 18 months in charge

The Black Cats currently lie sixth in the League One table.

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