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#Irish Boxing

# irish-boxing - Thursday 27 August, 2020

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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’.

# irish-boxing - Friday 26 June, 2020

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

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

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?'

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

‘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?''

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'

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.

# irish-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.

# irish-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.”

# irish-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.

# irish-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’.

# irish-boxing - Monday 16 March, 2020

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.

# irish-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.

# irish-boxing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Belfast star Cacace signs with Warren after breakout victory

The 31-year-old has signed his first promotional deal after a thrilling British-title victory over Sam Bowen in November.

# irish-boxing - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Conlan's St Patrick's Day fight at Madison Square Garden to take place behind closed doors

The traditional sea of green will be absent this time around when the former Irish Olympic star fights at MSG on St Patrick’s Day.

Persoon's inclusion a talking point as Ireland's boxers bid for Olympic qualification

The 35-year-old, who gave Katie Taylor hell in the professional ring last June, could wind up facing Kellie Harrington in London.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 7 March, 2020

'Katie feels like she's been disrespected by Serrano' - Taylor finally gets her chance to silence her rival

Katie Taylor versus Amanda Serrano for the undisputed lightweight title: a fight with plenty of needle and a fight to move the needle.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

Ireland's youngest pro boxer James Power relocates to LA to pursue American dream

The 18-year-old Cork man joins Jason Quigley and the McKenna brothers on Sheer Sports’ books.

# irish-boxing - Friday 21 February, 2020

2019 European medallist Regan Buckley retires from boxing aged 22

The Bray man cited financial reasons, and his not being selected for March’s Tokyo 2020 qualifiers, as cause to hang up his gloves.

# irish-boxing - Monday 17 February, 2020

Portlaoise's former world champion Doheny to return to action in Dubai

The 33-year-old Portlaoise man will look to dust off some cobwebs before making another world-title tilt later in the year.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 15 February, 2020

McKenna brothers join forces with legendary trainer Freddie Roach

The Hall-of-Fame trainer will take the Smithborough siblings under his wing at his Wild Card gym in Hollywood.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

'The one thing they never did was hit me... They knew I'd hit them back'

Katelynn Phelan, 19, took her inspiration not from Bray, but from Brooklyn, and wants to blaze a trail down a road less travelled.

# irish-boxing - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Serrano on Taylor: 'She's average... She's not no superhero like everyone paints her to be'

‘There’s nothing really to her,’ said the Puerto Rican puncher, who is set to meet her Irish adversary this spring.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 4 February, 2020

Conlan to continue Madison Square Garden tradition in clash with Colombian

The unbeaten Irish featherweight will face Belmar Preciado in front of a sea of green at MSG on Tuesday, 17 March.

Katie Taylor's 'Super Bowl of women's boxing' may land closer to home than expected

Taylor and longtime rival, seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano, could clash in London for the Irishwoman’s undisputed title.

# irish-boxing - Sunday 2 February, 2020

Sensational Cully seizes Irish title inside a round, while Olympian Joyce beats former world champ One And Done This post contains videos

Sensational Cully seizes Irish title inside a round, while Olympian Joyce beats former world champ

Hometown hero Sean McComb also picked up a career-best victory.

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