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#Irish Boxing

# 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 6,251 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 7,149 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 4,618 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 18,051 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 5,222 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 5,625 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 4,537 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 19,542 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 5,191 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 6,085 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 2,806 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 5,306 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 39,127 Views 8 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 7,843 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 119,843 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 9,764 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 23,254 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 7,357 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 10,564 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 9,510 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 9,190 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 114,187 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 70,329 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 27,726 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 8,146 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.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

'It's been hanging over my head over the last year' - Taylor sets out to avenge her own victory
# Disputed Champion
# Disputed Champion

'It's been hanging over my head over the last year' - Taylor sets out to avenge her own victory

Aug 19th 2020, 8:30 AM 22,920 Views 13 Comments

Ahead of her eagerly anticipated rematch with Delfine Persoon on Saturday, Katie Taylor says she is ‘looking forward to shutting up everyone that has criticised me’.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Donovan cracks mainstream and leaves big impression on Hearn, who vows to bring him back
# Silver Lightning
# Silver Lightning

Donovan cracks mainstream and leaves big impression on Hearn, who vows to bring him back

Aug 15th 2020, 12:20 PM 51,774 Views 7 Comments

‘What an individual’, said the Matchroom chief of Donovan, who gained a huge amount in defeat – and indeed all week – at Fight Camp.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

The shy Georgian genius behind nearly a quarter of Ireland's Olympic medals
# The Mask Of Zaur
# The Mask Of Zaur

The shy Georgian genius behind nearly a quarter of Ireland's Olympic medals

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:25 AM 38,151 Views 10 Comments

Billy Walsh recalls his time working with Zaur Antia, Irish boxing’s media-shy head coach who has played a key role in almost 140 major international medals.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Donegal's Quigley in the running to face Canelo Alvarez in September
# Shock Chance
# Shock Chance

Donegal's Quigley in the running to face Canelo Alvarez in September

Jul 16th 2020, 5:23 PM 4,839 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old is one of less than a handful of names being considered for a proposed fight with the Mexican superstar.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

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

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 8:20 PM 25,677 Views 15 Comments

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

# irish-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
# Double Standards
# Double Standards

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

Jul 4th 2020, 10:00 AM 47,986 Views 38 Comments

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.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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

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

Jun 30th 2020, 9:27 PM 24,119 Views 4 Comments

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.

# irish-boxing - Monday 29 June, 2020

MTK Global CEO Vaughan steps down to be replaced by company president Yalen
# Change Of Guard
# Change Of Guard

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

Jun 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 25,945 Views 7 Comments

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
# Deja Vu
# Deja Vu

Daniel Kinahan to step away from boxing, claims MTK president

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 6:09 PM 41,070 Views 28 Comments

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

# irish-boxing - Friday 26 June, 2020

Donovan gets the chance he has craved as he lands big fight on Sky Sports
# Matchroom Square Garden
# Matchroom Square Garden

Donovan gets the chance he has craved as he lands big fight on Sky Sports

Jun 26th 2020, 4:10 PM 5,212 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s James Tennyson will also fight on one of Matchroom’s ‘Fight Camp’ shows, while there may be room yet for Jason Quigley to feature.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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

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

May 21st 2020, 5:25 PM 5,171 Views 8 Comments

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

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'
# Farney Goes To Hollywood
# Farney Goes To Hollywood

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

May 20th 2020, 10:28 PM 21,756 Views 6 Comments

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.

# irish-boxing - Monday 11 May, 2020

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

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

May 11th 2020, 6:01 PM 5,861 Views 6 Comments

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

# irish-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?''
# Shadow Of Sydney
# Shadow Of Sydney

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

Apr 27th 2020, 8:03 PM 32,743 Views 11 Comments

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.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 7 April, 2020

'I can't even describe it, really, the sh** I've been dealt over the past year and a half'
# Home Improvements
# Home Improvements

'I can't even describe it, really, the sh** I've been dealt over the past year and a half'

Apr 7th 2020, 7:45 AM 6,120 Views 0 Comments

Brendan Irvine sheds light on his fightback, Kevin McManamon’s quick thinking in London, and John Conlan being a dark horse on Call of Duty.

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