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#Irish Boxing

# irish-boxing - Today’s News

Jason Quigley just wants you to be happy, and a world title

Jason Quigley faces Tureano Johnson in a do-or-die middleweight clash tonight (live on eir Sport).

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Kennedy seals big scrap with US Olympian whose last foe was heavyweight world champion Ruiz

Niall Kennedy has been calling for a step-up fight, and he has gotten his wish.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 11 July, 2019

Disappointment for Moylette and O’Connor as big Boston fights postponed due to visa issues

The Celtic Warrior duo were prevented entry to America due to a minor complication.

McKenna brothers add renowned former world trainer of the year to coaching team

The Smithborough youngsters will now work with Robert Garcia.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 27 June, 2019

'If he's overlooking me he's making a massive mistake' - Johnson sounds warning to Donegal's Quigley

‘I am by far the biggest test of his career to date and I believe that I will emerge victoriously’, said the Bahamian.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Huge medal haul shows 'great signs', but it's still all about Tokyo for Dunne's young boxing squad

‘…they’re into the next step which is going to start on Friday. And d’you know what? We’re ready.’

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Buckley and Nevin seal Ireland's first medals in Minsk with five more boxers on brink of joining them

The 22-year-old has reached the light-flyweight semi-finals in Minsk.

# irish-boxing - Monday 24 June, 2019

Three more Irish boxers move to within touching distance of European Games medals

That makes for six in the quarter-finals, with two Irish boxers yet to fight in the last 16.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Limerick boxing sensation signs major deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank, and will have Andy Lee in his corner

Paddy Donovan, 20, will be trained and managed by the former middleweight world champion.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Ray Moylette to launch comeback in intriguing all-Irish clash in Boston

‘Sugar Ray’ will face ‘Lethal Larry’ Fryers in Beantown next month.

Hogan and Munguia to feature together in LA ahead of potential world-title rematch

Hogan lost a controversial decision to the Mexican in April, and will take a step closer towards a sequel in October.

# irish-boxing - Monday 17 June, 2019

Eric Donovan keen to create lasting memories as he leads Irish Invasion of London

The Athy man will headline at the iconic York Hall, Bethnall Green this Saturday night.

# irish-boxing - Friday 14 June, 2019

Another first-round stoppage for Stevie McKenna as he moves to 2-0 in California

It took ‘The Hitman’ only seconds to move to 2-0, 2KOs.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 13 June, 2019

'They don't know how we ended up out here in California - two Irish lads aged 22 and 19'

Stevie McKenna returns to the ring for his second professional bout in California tonight.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 12 June, 2019

Quigley to take significant step up against Tureano Johnson as he builds towards world title tilt

Bahamian banger Johnson will fancy his chances of derailing the Donegal man’s career and earning a title shot himself.

# irish-boxing - Monday 10 June, 2019

'You can't force an athlete to get into the ring' - Contract doesn't guarantee Taylor-Serrano showdown

Lou DiBella doesn’t believe Katie Taylor’s contentious victory was a symptom of corruption, but he also didn’t agree with it.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Rematch in Belgium 'makes no sense', says Taylor, after Persoon questions her 'guts'

The Bray woman is keen for a rematch, but it’s unlikely to take place in 2019.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 2 June, 2019

Taylor open to Persoon rematch after undisputed title classic

‘I probably just stood there with her a bit too much, but that’s the way it goes, that’s my nature; I do love a good tear-up.’

Taylor survives almighty scare to take undisputed title on razor-tight decision

Taylor was awarded a razor-tight contest on scores of 95-95 and 96-94 x2.

# irish-boxing - Friday 31 May, 2019

We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden The Big One This post contains videos

We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden

Taylor was four pounds heavier than her opponent, but still safely under the lightweight limit.

Taylor could be a bigger star but she's not interested in talking rubbish, says Hearn

The Bray woman’s promoter believes she’ll be top five pound-for-pound, male or female, if she beats Delfine Persoon.

Volante bought mother a house, Persoon to build new community gym with money for fighting Taylor

The Irishwoman is the highest-paid female fighter on the planet, but her opponents aren’t doing too badly either.

'This time she will meet an opponent who isn't scared to punch back'

Delfine Persoon’s day job used to see her deal with incidents of suicide on Belgian railroads. Understandably, she feels she’s ‘harder’ than Katie Taylor.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 30 May, 2019

Taylor's team deny accusations they had Persoon removed from New York hotel

The Belgian’s trainer and partner claimed he and Persoon were forced to switch hotels upon Taylor’s insistence.

Frampton says he had to rely on physical strength to hold his own with Katie Taylor in sparring Brutal Honesty This post contains videos

Frampton says he had to rely on physical strength to hold his own with Katie Taylor in sparring

‘To potentially become undisputed champion inside 15 fights is an amazing achievement no matter how you break it down.’

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

'Sometimes I'd nearly bring myself to tears even thinking about it - that's how much it means to me'

Media coverage is the last thing on Katie Taylor’s mind ahead of what she says is ‘by far the biggest night’ of her career.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'I swear, I look at how well some of my old rivals are doing - rivals who I beat - and I nearly cry to myself'

Troubled years behind him, John Joe Nevin faces a race against time, and a battle of the mind, to remind us of his brilliance.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 23 May, 2019

Man put in charge of Olympic boxing admits he is 'totally unprepared' for the role

As things stand, boxers have no idea as to how they might qualify for the Games.

# irish-boxing - Friday 17 May, 2019

Ireland's former world champ Burnett returns from debilitating injury with 6th-round stoppage

Burnett shook off the cobwebs and moved to 20-1(10KOs) as he awaits his return to the world stage.

'They were worried about getting an extra inch on the soles of his feet... I was like, 'Ye're f****d!''

Kildare’s Dennis Hogan was prevented from achieving Irish sporting history in Mexico. The whole thing was dodgy, but there may be a golden lining…

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

Hyland Jr to challenge European champion in Milan

He will face Francesco Patera who inflicted a first career defeat upon Lewis Ritson, Hyland’s sole conqueror.

Ireland's Burnett first in line to face Super Series champion after tournament-ending injury

The 26-year-old hasn’t fought since November but may be back in the bantamweight world-title picture sooner than expected.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

Frampton to headline in Boston before potential winter world-title shot

‘The Jackal’ will headline in Beantown with a view to sealing a showdown with Top Rank stablemate Oscar Valdez.

Conlan finally gets revenge chance against Russian who 'beat' him at Rio 2016

The Irishman will face Olympic rival Vladimir Nikitin at Belfast’s Falls Park this August.

# irish-boxing - Monday 13 May, 2019

Irish youngster McKenna to have 8th professional fight in California next month

‘The Silencer’ [7-0, 4KOs] takes to the ring just over a week after his older brother, Stevie, has his second pro bout.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 7 May, 2019

Michael Conlan set for outdoor summer fight in Belfast

The former Irish Olympian could face his Rio 2016 ‘conqueror’, Vladimir Nikitin, in August.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 27 April, 2019

TJ Doheny recovers from two knockdowns but falls just short in sensational unification clash What An Effort This post contains videos

TJ Doheny recovers from two knockdowns but falls just short in sensational unification clash

The Portlaoise man and Danny Roman went to war in a memorable scrap in Inglewood, California.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 25 April, 2019

Road warrior TJ Doheny primed to join Irish greats on Friday night

Portlaoise’s ‘Power’ faces fellow world champion Danny Roman in a world-title unification clash on Friday night.

# irish-boxing - Friday 19 April, 2019

No drug-testing took place after Dennis Hogan's controversial world-title defeat, say WBO

The WBO have also deployed an independent panel of judges to re-score the contest.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 17 April, 2019

Hearn keen to ensure Serrano doesn't 'wriggle' out of women's superfight with Taylor

The promoter says Serrano has already signed a deal to fight Taylor, and is concerned by the confusion on the Puerto Rican’s end.

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