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#Irish Boxing

# 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.

Donovan underlines European title credentials with dazzling display

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ moved to 12-0(7KOs) as he inflicted a first stoppage defeat over an opponent who had previously fought Ryan Burnett.

# irish-boxing - Friday 31 January, 2020

'You start to realise: ‘Holy f***, I can’t keep reinventing myself... I can’t keep doing this’

Eric Donovan sheds light on his war with alcohol and drug abuse ahead of his return to the professional boxing ring this Saturday.

# irish-boxing - Tuesday 28 January, 2020

Aaron McKenna's first fight of 2020 booked for March

The 20-year-old will look to move to 11-0 at The Forum in Inglewood, California, in eight weeks’ time.

# irish-boxing - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Harrington edged by rival Potkonen in Strandja decider

The Dubliner didn’t appear impressed by the decision, but could well meet Potkonen again for higher stakes as the year progresses.

# irish-boxing - Friday 24 January, 2020

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.

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