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Friday 30 December, 2011

Seconds out… here’s the best and worst from boxing this year

Boxing was not at it’s best in 2011, according to Gavin Grace, but there is still plenty to mull over as we look back on the year that was inside the ring.

Saturday 17 December, 2011

Khan a victim of hometown bias over bad refereeing Decisions Decisions This post contains videos

Khan a victim of hometown bias over bad refereeing

Amir Khan may be contesting the result of last week’s fight against Lamont Peterson, but dubious decisions have benefitted the Bolton boxer in the past.

Saturday 10 December, 2011

Roach may be confident but Khan needs to be vigilant

Amir Khan steps into the ring against Lamont Peterson knowing that overconfidence could be his undoing…

Saturday 3 December, 2011

It's the one we've been waiting for: Cotto v Margarito II

The long-time rivals are to meet in the ring for the first time since their controversial bout three years ago. Gavin Grace takes a look…

Saturday 26 November, 2011

Is a comeback on the cards for David Haye?

Plus: an update on Cotta vs. Margarito and all the news from the Olympic Test event in London.

Saturday 19 November, 2011

Column: Macarinelli laces up his gloves again as Frazier is remembered... Rumble This post contains videos

Column: Macarinelli laces up his gloves again as Frazier is remembered...

Doubting the wisdom of the returning Welshman and saluting Smokin’ Joe, following his recent death from cancer at the age of 67.

Saturday 12 November, 2011

Pac-Man and Marquez get ready to rumble... Corner Man This post contains videos

Pac-Man and Marquez get ready to rumble...

A short seven years have passed since their first meeting, which like tonight was held at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. This one’s a must-see.

Saturday 5 November, 2011

Michael Katsidis and the last temptation of Ricky Hatton

Also this week: a look at James Toney’s career-ending loss to Denis Lebedev in Moscow and a look back at George Foreman’s historic 1994 title fight with Michael Moorer.

Saturday 29 October, 2011

Pacquiao v. Mayweather: ifs, buts and maybes

Gavin Grace takes a look at the fight that the sporting world is begging for. Also this week: Lennox Lewis’s breakthrough and a big night for Dean Byrne.

Saturday 22 October, 2011

Gold not a given for excellent Taylor

Katie Taylor has been in impressive form at the European Championships but it doesn’t mean she will have it all her own way next summer.

Saturday 15 October, 2011

Haye leaves a mixed legacy behind him

On the week in which David Haye quit boxing, Gavin Grace tells us why he thinks the Brit is finished forever.

Saturday 8 October, 2011

Baku both good and bad for Ireland Corner Man This post contains videos

Baku both good and bad for Ireland

After a mixed week at the World Championships, Gavin Grace takes a look at what comes next for Ireland’s Olympic hopefuls.

Saturday 1 October, 2011

Lee tantalisingly close to his shot at the big one Corner Man This post contains videos

Lee tantalisingly close to his shot at the big one

Limerick man has been linked with a chance at the world title for some time, but that hasn’t come off, in part because of a lack of coherent management and promotion.

Saturday 24 September, 2011

Did the BBC land another blow on amateur boxing's credibility?

Extremely difficult as it would be to fix an Olympic boxing match in practice, any perception of corruption would damage the sport’s reputation, perhaps beyond repair.

Saturday 17 September, 2011

Inside the Ropes: Mayweather a step away from boxing's biggest fight

Gavin Grace previews Floyd Mayweather’s bout with Victor Ortiz and explains Tyson Fury’s sudden love of all things Irish.

Saturday 10 September, 2011

Dudey ready to bounce back against Prescott Corner Man This post contains videos

Dudey ready to bounce back against Prescott

Tonight’s going to be a busy night of boxing at home and abroad. Gavin Grace takes us through it.

Sunday 4 September, 2011

Inside the Ropes: Casey and Frampton pass on an all-Irish showdown

Inside the Ropes: Casey and Frampton pass on an all-Irish showdown

In our boxing round-up this week: Willie Casey and Carl Frampton nearly fix a date, Ray Moylette dramatically seizes a spot on the plane to Azerbaijan and Wayne McCullough pops up to remind us all he hasn’t retired.

Saturday 27 August, 2011

Busy boxers seek to increase Ireland's medal haul

As Irish boxing prepares for a big month, Gavin Grace rounds-up all the latest news.

Saturday 6 August, 2011

Report card: Analysing the game as boxing hangs up its gloves Taking Stock This post contains videos

Report card: Analysing the game as boxing hangs up its gloves

In this week’s column, we take a look at ‘the state of the game’ as boxing goes relatively quiet for the month of August.

Saturday 30 July, 2011

Title chance for hard-working Magee

Defeat to Romanian Lucian Bute has opened some doors for Belfast’s Brian Magee.

Saturday 23 July, 2011

Chisora-Fury a worthy appetiser on a thrilling fight night Corner Man This post contains videos

Chisora-Fury a worthy appetiser on a thrilling fight night

Don’t ignore this evening’s British Heavyweight Title fight – it has all the ingredients of a classic, writes Gavin Grace.

Saturday 16 July, 2011

Different ball game for Woodhouse Corner Man This post contains videos

Different ball game for Woodhouse

A decade ago Birmingham City paid Sheffield United £1 million for the then 20-year old Curtis Woodhouse. Tonight, in Liverpool, he faces the biggest test of his career – in the ring.

Saturday 9 July, 2011

How can Haye come back from Klitschko humiliation? In The Ring This post contains videos

How can Haye come back from Klitschko humiliation?

Following his lethargic and uninspired performance against Wladimir Klitschko last week, have we seen enough of David Haye?

Saturday 2 July, 2011

Haye-Klitschko A Battle Of Brains, As Well As Brawn

On one of the biggest boxing weekends of the year, Gavin Grace looks at the men masterminding the clash between David Haye and Wladimir Klitschko.

Saturday 25 June, 2011

The good and bad of Ireland's Turkish delight

Two gold medals gets a promising weekend for Irish boxing underway.

Saturday 18 June, 2011

Revealed: Floyd Mayweather's kind gesture for former opponent Corner Man This post contains videos

Revealed: Floyd Mayweather's kind gesture for former opponent

Though the two were never friends, Floyd took it upon himself to cover the costs of former opponent Genaro Hernandez’s funeral.

Saturday 4 June, 2011

'Quiet Man' Murray up against the Rock and a hard place

Cavan’s boxing hope takes on hometown favourite Gavin Rees in Cardiff tonight.

Saturday 28 May, 2011

All quiet on the boxing front this weekend Corner Man This post contains videos

All quiet on the boxing front this weekend

The days of boxing chiefs scheduling high-profile bouts on busy sports weekends are long gone.

Saturday 21 May, 2011

Familiarity breeds contempt for DeGale and Groves Corner Man This post contains videos

Familiarity breeds contempt for DeGale and Groves

It’s friends reunited in tonight’s intriguing showdown of former gym mates.

Saturday 14 May, 2011

Pac-Man's Sugar snorefest shows what's wrong with boxing still

It’s been another busy week between the ropes. Gavin Grace reflects on Manny’s latest victory, the goings-on in Hamburg and Amir Khan’s next move.

Saturday 7 May, 2011

Pacman power far from sweet for Sugar Shane

It might be a bridge too far for ageing Mosely but the Las Vegas bout with Manny Pacquaio tonight is a must-watch.

Saturday 30 April, 2011

Barker gunning for Macklin

Gavin Grace straps his hands and delivers an impressive combination of boxing news and analysis.

Saturday 23 April, 2011

No rematch on the cards for Dudey

“McCloskey’s promoters may class the rematch as ‘the fight that everyone wants to see’ but the truth is that the Dungiven man has lost his chance, even if that was not his own fault.”

Saturday 16 April, 2011

Khan do? Irish hope Paul McCloskey aiming for famous win in Manchester?

It’s not going to be on Sky Sports any more, but one of the biggest fights in Irish boxing this year will be worth a watch.

Saturday 9 April, 2011

Expect fireworks as brave duo meet in Vegas

Gavin Grace pulls on the gloves and delivers an impressive combination of boxing news.

Saturday 2 April, 2011

Macklin goes his own way

Gavin Grace has boxing against the ropes and is going to deliver some heavy body blows until he gets all the news.

Saturday 26 March, 2011

A week to forget for Irish boxing

Gavin Grace counts back on a knock-out seven days for Irish boxers.