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#Irish Boxing

# irish-boxing - Yesterday’s News

Harrington and Irish scourge Potkonen to square off for gold in potential Olympic precursor

The Finn holds two victories over former world champion Harrington since she eliminated Katie Taylor from Rio 2016.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 21 January, 2020

Shields expects Braekhus to take 'easier' fight with Taylor in undisputed champion triangle

‘In my opinion, Katie Taylor is going to beat her, but she will not knock Cecilia Braekhus out. And Cecilia can live with that.’

# irish-boxing - Friday 17 January, 2020

Jono Carroll to face Scott Quigg in Manchester headliner

The Dubliner will face Bury’s Quigg in a Matchroom Boxing main event live on Sky Sports on 7 March.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 11 January, 2020

The quiet man in Katie Taylor's corner

Ross Enamait used to work for an investment management company. Now, he trains one of his biggest fans: the undisputed lightweight champion.

Katie Taylor caps memorable 2019 with prestigious Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year award

The Bray woman was recognised as the world’s outstanding female boxer after a year in which she became an undisputed and two-weight world champion.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

Quigley to continue on comeback trail with second fight in seven weeks

‘I’ve seen it in training and I’ve felt it myself: there is a change there and click of things back in place again.’

# irish-boxing - Friday 20 December, 2019

Andy Lee's Top Rank prospect Paddy Donovan scores another knockout in Bolton Good Night This post contains videos

Andy Lee's Top Rank prospect Paddy Donovan scores another knockout in Bolton

The 20-year-old is now 3-0(2KOs) as a professional and will make his US debut in New York in March.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

Headstone finally erected for African-American boxing great who died in Galway in 1818 Breaker Of Chains This post contains videos

Headstone finally erected for African-American boxing great who died in Galway in 1818

Tom Molineaux died penniless and sick in Galway after a pioneering prizefighting career, and was buried in an unmarked grave.

Fury adds Andy Lee to training setup ahead of Wilder rematch

Lee, a cousin of Fury’s, will assist Sugar Hill as The Gypsy King prepares for a sequel with the American.

# irish-boxing - Monday 16 December, 2019

Katie Taylor named American Boxing Writers' Female Fighter of the Year

The Bray woman follows in the footsteps of Cecilia Braekhus and Claressa Shields in pocketing the BWAA’s Christy Martin Award.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Persoon could face Kellie Harrington before Taylor rematch as she pursues Olympic dream

The Belgian former champion will bid to qualify for Tokyo 2020 next year, putting her sequel with Taylor on the back-burner.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 30 November, 2019

'I didn't start boxing to win an Olympic medal... Every day I'm here is a day I'm winning at life'

Kellie Harrington discusses her injury-plagued year and the addresses criticism from a rival corner ahead of Tokyo 2020 qualification.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

'Where we see fit to create a box-off, there will definitely be box-offs' - Dunne

The IABA High Performance Director dismissed criticism after seven reigning champions missed November’s National Elite Championships.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Spike O'Sullivan lands major fight with unbeaten Mexican star Munguia

Jaime Munguia, who controversially outpointed Ireland’s Dennis Hogan in April, will face the Cork puncher in San Antonio.

Quigley aims to rebound from defeat with Lee in his corner for comeback bout

It will be the 28-year-old’s first fight under the tutelage of the former middleweight world champion.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 17 November, 2019

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.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 12 November, 2019

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.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

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.

# irish-boxing - 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’.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.’

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - 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.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 10 October, 2019

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.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 9 October, 2019

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.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Ireland's former world champ TJ Doheny to make sudden return on Usyk card this weekend

The Portlaoise southpaw is back on the hunt for world titles.

Double disappointment for Ireland as Walsh and Smith lose split decisions at Worlds

Smith came within a whisker of upsetting the reigning champion, while Walsh lost out to the hometown hero.

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