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#Irish Boxing

# irish-boxing - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'I'll bate the b******s out of him no problem' - McCarthy sets up showdown with British rival
# Line 'em Up
# Line 'em Up

'I'll bate the b******s out of him no problem' - McCarthy sets up showdown with British rival

Sat 9:07 PM 11,886 Views 3 Comments

‘Mac Attack’ stopped Alexandru Jur in the sixth to defend his European title and set up an intriguing Ireland-v-England clash.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Joseph Parker, in his first fight under Andy Lee, recovers from knockdown to pip Chisora on points
# Andy's Winning Matches
# Andy's Winning Matches

Joseph Parker, in his first fight under Andy Lee, recovers from knockdown to pip Chisora on points

May 2nd 2021, 1:02 AM 12,065 Views 3 Comments

The Kiwi began training with Lee in Dublin seven weeks ago.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Taylor edges out Jonas in another enthralling encounter to defend undisputed title
# Champion's Rally
# Champion's Rally

Taylor edges out Jonas in another enthralling encounter to defend undisputed title

May 1st 2021, 10:47 PM 77,336 Views 94 Comments

The Irish icon earned a razor-tight unanimous decision over her friend and foe from Liverpool in a modern classic.

Tennyson suffers shock first-round stoppage defeat to Straffon
# Impacto
# Impacto

Tennyson suffers shock first-round stoppage defeat to Straffon

May 1st 2021, 7:04 PM 6,539 Views 0 Comments

The Belfast puncher was outgunned and halted by the unheralded Mexican, who transformed his career in just over two minutes.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 29 April, 2021

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'
# Born For The Role
# Born For The Role

The story of Maureen Shea, 'The Real Million Dollar Baby'

Apr 29th 2021, 11:59 PM 24,330 Views 4 Comments

She has been a fighter all her life and a boxer for over half of it. At 40, she wants Eddie Hearn to give her the world-title shot she deserves.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

Same but different: Taylor and Jonas promise more fireworks nine years on from Olympic classic
# Back To The Future
# Back To The Future

Same but different: Taylor and Jonas promise more fireworks nine years on from Olympic classic

Apr 28th 2021, 2:04 PM 9,496 Views 2 Comments

The Irish icon won a thrilling London Olympics quarter-final between them, but the Liverpudlian knows how to tear up a script.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 31 March, 2021

Son-of-legend Tszyu breaks down Kildare's Hogan in stoppage victory
# A Boy Named Tszyu
# A Boy Named Tszyu

Son-of-legend Tszyu breaks down Kildare's Hogan in stoppage victory

Mar 31st 2021, 2:07 PM 9,712 Views 2 Comments

The Aussie was in ferocious form as he ironed out a couple of early complications and halted the Irishman.

# irish-boxing - Monday 29 March, 2021

Son of Kildare versus Son of Legend in a battle of the Australian bottleneck
# Home And Away
# Home And Away

Son of Kildare versus Son of Legend in a battle of the Australian bottleneck

Updated Mar 29th 2021, 12:00 PM 22,337 Views 4 Comments

Dennis Hogan faces a make-or-break fight with Aussie ‘second coming’ Tim Tszyu on Wednesday morning, live on eir Sport.

# irish-boxing - Friday 19 March, 2021

Joe Ward puts right his cruel debut defeat with rematch victory in Puerto Rico
# Reboot
# Reboot

Joe Ward puts right his cruel debut defeat with rematch victory in Puerto Rico

Mar 19th 2021, 4:06 AM 6,462 Views 1 Comment

The Moate light-heavyweight shut out Marco Delgado on all three judges’ scorecards, improving to 3-1(2KOs) in a pivotal early-career fight.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Ward ready to set record straight after 'long, difficult time' recovering from injury and personal loss
# Mighty Joe
# Mighty Joe

Ward ready to set record straight after 'long, difficult time' recovering from injury and personal loss

Mar 17th 2021, 8:00 AM 5,858 Views 1 Comment

After a dislocated knee on his ill-fated debut and the recent death of his friend and manager, Joe Ward starts again in earnest on Thursday night.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 25 February, 2021

Team Ireland duo secure bronze medals at least on mixed day in Bulgaria
# Podium Places
# Podium Places

Team Ireland duo secure bronze medals at least on mixed day in Bulgaria

Feb 25th 2021, 8:09 PM 2,688 Views 0 Comments

Aoife O’Rourke and Brendan Irvine march on, while there was disappointment and frustration for Michaela Walsh.

# irish-boxing - Monday 22 February, 2021

Harrington and Walsh win as Irish boxing team makes competitive return
# Dusting Off
# Dusting Off

Harrington and Walsh win as Irish boxing team makes competitive return

Feb 22nd 2021, 8:57 PM 2,965 Views 0 Comments

Barnard Dunne’s Irish team are competing in Sofia in preparation for the summer’s final Olympic qualifiers.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Belfast's Cacace to headline as Frampton's bid for history is pushed back due to minor injury
# Star In Waiting
# Star In Waiting

Belfast's Cacace to headline as Frampton's bid for history is pushed back due to minor injury

Feb 17th 2021, 7:45 PM 3,024 Views 0 Comments

A hand injury has forced the postponement of the Belfast icon’s upcoming world-title fight, opening the door for another prodigious Irish boxer.

# irish-boxing - Monday 8 February, 2021

Irish boxing legend Egan to shed light on alcohol addiction in upcoming TG4 documentary
# Surviving Success
# Surviving Success

Irish boxing legend Egan to shed light on alcohol addiction in upcoming TG4 documentary

Feb 8th 2021, 4:57 PM 8,439 Views 7 Comments

The Dubliner won Olympic silver in Beijing in 2008 but faced a subsequent fight with severe alcoholism, an issue he’ll explore on Wednesday’s ‘Finné’.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Katie Taylor named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for 2020
# Two-time SPOTY
# Two-time SPOTY

Katie Taylor named RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year for 2020

Jan 28th 2021, 10:43 PM 26,059 Views 80 Comments

Taylor, who earned a thrilling rematch win over Delfine Persoon and headlined a major breakthrough for women’s boxing on Sky, last won the award in 2012.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 12 January, 2021

Frampton finally lands shot to become first ever three-weight world champion from these shores
# Chance At History
# Chance At History

Frampton finally lands shot to become first ever three-weight world champion from these shores

Jan 12th 2021, 6:56 PM 6,330 Views 5 Comments

‘There is nobody stopping me from becoming the island of Ireland’s only ever three-weight world champ,’ said the Belfast sporting icon.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Four-time Irish Elite champion and Tokyo prospect Gardiner retires from boxing for family reasons
# Had To Give
# Had To Give

Four-time Irish Elite champion and Tokyo prospect Gardiner retires from boxing for family reasons

Jan 6th 2021, 12:44 PM 7,303 Views 1 Comment

The Clonmel boxing great will not bid to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics after his familial and personal circumstances changed last year.

Joe Winters, revered NY businessman and boxing manager - including to Joe Ward - dies aged 54
# RIP
# RIP

Joe Winters, revered NY businessman and boxing manager - including to Joe Ward - dies aged 54

Jan 6th 2021, 11:27 AM 4,779 Views 0 Comments

The Irish-American, who built or accrued over 100 companies and was renowned for his philanthropy, died following a short battle with Covid-19.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession
# World Recognition
# World Recognition

Taylor wins prestigious Ring Magazine Female Fighter of the Year for second year in succession

Dec 27th 2020, 11:07 PM 18,083 Views 19 Comments

And still…

# irish-boxing - Saturday 19 December, 2020

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut
# Double Whammy
# Double Whammy

McKenna earns second stoppage in eight days, McGinty shows chin to win barn-burning debut

Dec 19th 2020, 12:25 AM 5,233 Views 1 Comment

Donegal’s McGinty had his whiskers checked by the larger Jan Ardon but passed his first test as a professional.

# irish-boxing - Friday 18 December, 2020

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days
# Hitman's Apprentice
# Hitman's Apprentice

Hatton's Donegal prodigy to debut on UK TV tonight while Stevie McKenna fights for 2nd time in 8 days

Dec 18th 2020, 4:59 PM 5,660 Views 0 Comments

The 22-year-old has been training under Ricky Hatton for well over a year and will make his debut alongside Hennessy Sports stablemate McKenna [6-0, 6KOs].

# irish-boxing - Monday 14 December, 2020

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running
# Aaand Still
# Aaand Still

Katie Taylor named American boxing writers' female fighter of the year for second year running

Dec 14th 2020, 8:00 PM 4,548 Views 2 Comments

The Irish icon has retained the prestigious end-of-year award and also remains top of the BWAA’s pound-for-pound rankings.

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'
# New Frontiers
# New Frontiers

'Katie is one of two or three female athletes who we think have superstar potential on a global scale'

Updated Dec 14th 2020, 5:00 PM 19,608 Views 7 Comments

Multi-billion-pound streaming giant DAZN is now live in Ireland, but they see an Irish sporting icon as a key part of their global expansion plans.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes
# Brothers In Arms
# Brothers In Arms

Double trouble: Monaghan's McKenna bros earn stoppage victories against durable foes

Dec 12th 2020, 12:32 AM 5,207 Views 2 Comments

Aaron became the first man in 79 to stop Jordan Grannum, while Stevie adjusted to halt another teak-tough veteran in MJ Hall.

# irish-boxing - Friday 4 December, 2020

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition
# Machine
# Machine

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition

Dec 4th 2020, 10:17 PM 6,094 Views 6 Comments

The Belfast man moved to 28-3, 24KOs as he destroyed Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly inside the first three minutes.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 26 November, 2020

Eric Donovan to return to the ring in Belgium on Saturday week
# Brussels Bouts
# Brussels Bouts

Eric Donovan to return to the ring in Belgium on Saturday week

Nov 26th 2020, 12:09 PM 2,862 Views 0 Comments

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ has a couple of fights in the pipeline as he stares into a potentially career-defining year.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Tennyson to face ranked opponent in world-title eliminator in 10 days' time
# Tenny
# Tenny

Tennyson to face ranked opponent in world-title eliminator in 10 days' time

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 5,313 Views 0 Comments

The hard-hitting Irishman will face Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly on 4 December and will aim to put the big dogs at 135 on notice.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 18 November, 2020

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night
# Fight Like A Girl
# Fight Like A Girl

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night

Nov 18th 2020, 9:00 AM 39,368 Views 9 Comments

With Jane Couch watching on, it was fitting that Katie Taylor and co. put their fists through the glass ceiling at Wembley Arena, of all places.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 17 November, 2020

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV
# Double Trouble
# Double Trouble

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV

Nov 17th 2020, 8:51 PM 7,941 Views 1 Comment

Older brother Stevie will fight twice in as many weekends while Aaron will dust off the cobwebs at the end of a pandemic-stalled career year.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Taylor batters game Gutierrez to retain undisputed title in near shutout
# Aaaand Still
# Aaaand Still

Taylor batters game Gutierrez to retain undisputed title in near shutout

Nov 14th 2020, 11:37 PM 119,888 Views 77 Comments

The Irish icon dropped Miriam Gutierrez and hurt in her several rounds but had to settle for an almost-perfect unanimous decision.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 11 November, 2020

Lee protégé Donovan passes career-toughest test with flying colours
# Real Deal
# Real Deal

Lee protégé Donovan passes career-toughest test with flying colours

Nov 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 9,772 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old stylishly outpointed a worthy opponent in Wakefield.

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'
# Boxing
# Boxing

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,423 Views 10 Comments

Katie Taylor on her free-to-air fight this Saturday, her cultural significance in professional boxing, and the debate over female fighters’ earnings.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 31 October, 2020

McCarthy sees off Belgian to become European cruiserweight champion
# Mac Attack
# Mac Attack

McCarthy sees off Belgian to become European cruiserweight champion

Oct 31st 2020, 10:39 PM 7,370 Views 3 Comments

‘I’m the roughest, toughest bad boy out of Belfast, and I’m the first black Irish European champion.’

# irish-boxing - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Kildare youngster Phelan earns sensational stoppage win over previously unbeaten German champion
# Lilywhite Lift-off
# Lilywhite Lift-off

Kildare youngster Phelan earns sensational stoppage win over previously unbeaten German champion

Oct 17th 2020, 10:27 PM 10,599 Views 2 Comments

The 20-year-old went into her opponent’s home gym and beat her into submission, earning a career-altering TKO6 victory.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 4 October, 2020

Kennedy stopped in three rounds by 'The Savage' Babic
# Bad Night
# Bad Night

Kennedy stopped in three rounds by 'The Savage' Babic

Oct 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 9,515 Views 0 Comments

The Croatian tasted the third round for the first time as a professional but it was Kennedy who tasted defeat in Milton Keynes.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend
# Hitman For Hire
# Hitman For Hire

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend

Aug 27th 2020, 9:41 PM 9,222 Views 1 Comment

The former Irish Elite amateur champion has seen his career take a temporary detour during the pandemic.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Katie Taylor defends her undisputed title in another entertaining nail-biter with Persoon
# Repeat
# Repeat

Katie Taylor defends her undisputed title in another entertaining nail-biter with Persoon

Aug 22nd 2020, 10:49 PM 114,260 Views 95 Comments

Delfine Persoon said she believed Taylor deserved her unanimous decision following another close encounter between the two rivals.

For the first time, Taylor enters a fight with as much on the line for her as London 2012
# Legacy At Stake
# Legacy At Stake

For the first time, Taylor enters a fight with as much on the line for her as London 2012

Aug 22nd 2020, 5:33 PM 70,401 Views 16 Comments

Scrutinous eyes not only from Ireland but from all corners of the globe will be on her performance tonight, the weight of the world on her shoulders.

'Everybody thought: 'She's a legend, nobody can beat her.' Now, we know it's possible'
# Bogeywoman
# Bogeywoman

'Everybody thought: 'She's a legend, nobody can beat her.' Now, we know it's possible'

Aug 22nd 2020, 6:30 AM 27,787 Views 18 Comments

Delfine Persoon sets out to break Irish hearts and become arguably the greatest ever female professional boxer tonight.

# irish-boxing - Friday 21 August, 2020

Safely on weight, Taylor and Persoon face off for final time before tomorrow's rematch
# Straightener
# Straightener

Safely on weight, Taylor and Persoon face off for final time before tomorrow's rematch

Aug 21st 2020, 2:12 PM 8,159 Views 7 Comments

The Belgian weighed in almost 2.5lbs heavier than she did for their original scrap, but was comfortably under the 135-pound limit.

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