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# boxing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden

A sequel to their June 2019 classic at Madison Square Garden, during which Taylor emerged as a controversial winner, is in the works.

# boxing - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history

So many boxing figures performatively take the moral high ground when it comes to the sanctity of human life – until doing so might inconvenience them personally.

# boxing - Friday 3 July, 2020

Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare

The 69-year-old thanked doctors and nurses who “day after day give the best of themselves, regardless of the risk they take.”

# boxing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano

A tweet from Taylor sparked an online war of words between Serrano, Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, and female boxing’s biggest fight now looks unlikely.

# boxing - Monday 29 June, 2020

MTK Global CEO Vaughan steps down to be replaced by company president Yalen

Sandra Vaughan, who purchased the company in 2017, has stepped away during what she described as ‘transitional phase in the business’.

Daniel Kinahan to step away from boxing, claims MTK president

Bob Yalen has alleged that the backlash against Kinahan stems from ‘the hearsay testimony of biased parties’.

# boxing - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller fails yet another drug test

Miller also failed three tests ahead of his subsequently cancelled bout with Anthony Joshua last year.

# boxing - Friday 26 June, 2020

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran hospitalized with Covid-19

The six-time world champion is in a non-life-threatening condition.

# boxing - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Kinahan slips back into boxing's shadows but questions remain for key players in the sport

Daniel Kinahan will remain a highly influential figure in boxing but for now, his real dream seems to be over.

# boxing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting

Plus, Irish sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on why she feels it would be selfish not to speak out on the Black Lives Matter movement.

# boxing - Friday 12 June, 2020

From Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan Boxing

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan

BT Sport says it is ‘not currently involved in the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua negotiations’.

# boxing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

From Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears Boxing Big Time

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

# boxing - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# boxing - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# boxing - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Kildare world-title challenger Hogan appoints Irish boxing legend McCullough as new trainer

The Brisbane-based Kilcullen native will train from McCullough’s American quarters ahead of significant potential fights on US soil.

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

# boxing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'

Three ‘ordinary human beings’ from Monaghan have added a boxing legend to their arsenal as they try to do something extraordinary halfway across the world.

# boxing - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

Tyson Fury plans to emulate Klitschko by dominating heavyweight division until 40

‘Why walk away when I’m still young?’ says the undefeated 31-year-old.

# boxing - Sunday 17 May, 2020

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

# boxing - Friday 15 May, 2020

Katie Taylor could feature, as Eddie Hearn hopes to bring boxing back at Matchroom headquarters

The British Boxing Board of Control indicated bouts can return in two months’ time subject to a series of strict regulations.

# boxing - Monday 11 May, 2020

Serrano preparing to face four people - 'the three judges and Katie Taylor' - in women's superfight

‘Whatever she brings, I’ll be able to bring it harder,’ said the seven-time world champion from Puerto Rico.

# boxing - Tuesday 28 April, 2020

AIBA move 2021 World Boxing Championships from New Delhi to Belgrade due to pay dispute

The Boxing Federation of India claim they were unable to pay the host fee because AIBA’s bank account was frozen.

# boxing - Monday 27 April, 2020

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''

Ireland’s only boxer at the 2000 Olympics, Cork’s Michael Roche, reveals why his 16-year dream turned into a nightmare, and how it followed him home from Sydney.

# boxing - Monday 6 April, 2020

Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight

Claressa Shields predicts Amanda Serrano v Katie Taylor will work out 60:40 in the Puerto Rican’s favour.

# boxing - Tuesday 31 March, 2020

'I feel like my whole life has been in quarantine' - Taylor working from home ahead of new fight date

‘I said to my family: ‘You realise you’ve already been in isolation so much when you have to go into quarantine and nothing about your personal life changes.”

# boxing - Monday 30 March, 2020

Saunders has licence suspended while his promoter Hearn admits he was 'appalled' by video

Eddie Hearn slammed his fighter’s video which made light of domestic violence, saying: ‘It’s one step forward, four steps back with Billy Joe Saunders.’

Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the 2 May card in Manchester, which included Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin as the co-main event, has been postponed.

# boxing - Sunday 29 March, 2020

Billy Joe Saunders says sorry for clip giving 'advice' on hitting women

The 30-year-old was subject to intense criticism for his comments.

# boxing - Saturday 28 March, 2020

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers

For a year after boxing resumes, 200 tickets for every Matchroom show will be reserved for NHS staff, who will be able to attend for free.

# boxing - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Katie Taylor's showdown with Amanda Serrano set to be postponed

Confirmation will be made this week, with promoter Eddie Hearn set to hit pause on all boxing events until the summer at least.

# boxing - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Carl Frampton doubts June title fight will go ahead

The 33-year-old has been training on his own at home.

# boxing - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on

Sky Sports’ head of boxing recalls Steve Collins’ 1995 upset win over Chris Eubank, and the local businessman who became ‘the star of the show’.

# boxing - Tuesday 17 March, 2020

Roger Mayweather dies aged 58 RIP

Roger Mayweather dies aged 58

He was a former world champion in addition to being the uncle and trainer of Floyd Mayweather.

# boxing - Monday 16 March, 2020

Tyson Fury’s promoters cast doubt on unification fight with Anthony Joshua

Joshua is set to face Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.

Sensational Irvine seals qualification for Tokyo Olympics but Walker misses out in London

The ‘Wee Rooster’ is off to Tokyo after dominating a barnburner versus his teak-tough Hungarian opponent.

Olympic boxing qualifiers in London to be suspended after tonight's action

The decision comes less than 24 hours after the IOC’s Boxing Task Force moved the competition behind closed doors.

# boxing - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Brennan, Bates and Afanasev march on as Irish boxers make strong start to Olympic qualifiers

Three Irish fighters progressed to the next round of qualifiers in London, although there was no joy for Christina Desmond who bowed out to the Italian third seed.

Tyson Fury dons fancy dress for run as allegations surface about 2015 drug case

The boxer posted a picture of him in a Batman costume after a planned half marathon was cancelled.

# boxing - Saturday 14 March, 2020

'It was hard in a personal sense' - Donovan aiming for Sky Sports nights after parting with promoter and friend

‘I talk to kids about being brave and taking a chance… And I don’t want to be here in 12, 18 months thinking, ‘I wonder how I would have gotten on…”

# boxing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Hearn not keen on fights behind closed doors but accepts he may have to explore the option

The British promoter hopes upcoming shows will be unaffected by the coronavirus pandemic.

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