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# boxing - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Wexford boxer Kennedy lands high-profile fight on Sky Sports in October
# Televised
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# Televised

Wexford boxer Kennedy lands high-profile fight on Sky Sports in October

Sep 15th 2020, 6:05 PM 10,011 Views 3 Comments

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing announced Niall Kennedy’s bout against Alen Babic today.

Whyte handed November rematch with Povetkin after KO loss
# Part II
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# Part II

Whyte handed November rematch with Povetkin after KO loss

Sep 15th 2020, 5:01 PM 3,176 Views 0 Comments

The British heavyweight suffered defeat to the Russian in August.

# boxing - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Herring sets up Frampton fight after win by DQ over Oquendo
# Boxing
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# Boxing

Herring sets up Frampton fight after win by DQ over Oquendo

Sep 6th 2020, 10:21 AM 4,133 Views 0 Comments

Oquendo was disqualified due to a clash of heads that hampered Herring’s vision.

# boxing - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Another KO victory as Monaghan star McKenna maintains unbeaten record closer to home
# Stevie Wonder
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# Stevie Wonder

Another KO victory as Monaghan star McKenna maintains unbeaten record closer to home

Sep 5th 2020, 11:21 PM 8,833 Views 3 Comments

Some going by the Smithborough sensation.

# boxing - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Stevie McKenna to fight on UK TV for first time next weekend
# Hitman For Hire
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# 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.

# boxing - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
# Boxing
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# Boxing

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'

Aug 25th 2020, 8:00 AM 17,961 Views 5 Comments

Kellie Harrington is ‘training like an animal’ as she targets an Olympic spot next year.

# boxing - Monday 24 August, 2020

Katie Taylor #2 as Ring Magazine release inaugural women's pound-for-pound rankings
# Best Of The Best
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# Best Of The Best

Katie Taylor #2 as Ring Magazine release inaugural women's pound-for-pound rankings

Aug 24th 2020, 1:56 PM 15,555 Views 1 Comment

Three-weight world champion Claressa Shields tops Ring Magazine’s list.

# boxing - Saturday 22 August, 2020

Katie Taylor defends her undisputed title in another entertaining nail-biter with Persoon
# Repeat
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# 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
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# 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
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# 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.

# boxing - Friday 21 August, 2020

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

# 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
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# 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’.

# boxing - Sunday 16 August, 2020

McCaskill shocks unbeaten Braekhus to become undisputed welterweight champion
# Upset
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# Upset

McCaskill shocks unbeaten Braekhus to become undisputed welterweight champion

Aug 16th 2020, 10:02 AM 7,404 Views 0 Comments

The American fighter ended her Norwegian opponent’s 36-bout winning streak, a result which is likely to have a knock-on effect for Katie Taylor.

Frampton and Conlan advertise world title claims with York Hall stoppages
# Saturday Night's Alright...
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# Saturday Night's Alright...

Frampton and Conlan advertise world title claims with York Hall stoppages

Aug 16th 2020, 12:08 AM 13,711 Views 7 Comments

Frampton stopped Darren Traynor in the seventh, while Conlan stopped Sofiane Takoucht in final round.

# boxing - Saturday 15 August, 2020

Vicious body shot gives unbeaten Paddy Donovan quick victory
# Real Deal
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# Real Deal

Vicious body shot gives unbeaten Paddy Donovan quick victory

Aug 15th 2020, 9:10 PM 11,575 Views 2 Comments

Donovan dispatched Des Newton in just over 90 seconds at York Hall.

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

# boxing - Friday 14 August, 2020

Eric Donovan carried out on his shield in eighth-round stoppage
# Hateful Eighth
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# Hateful Eighth

Eric Donovan carried out on his shield in eighth-round stoppage

Aug 14th 2020, 10:23 PM 14,617 Views 4 Comments

Athy native suffers his pro defeat against Manchester’s Zelfa Barrett.

# boxing - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr postponed until November
# Pushed Back
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# Pushed Back

Mike Tyson's comeback fight against Roy Jones Jr postponed until November

Aug 12th 2020, 10:20 AM 7,518 Views 3 Comments

The 54-year-old was due to take part in an eight-round exhibition bout on 12 September.

# boxing - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

IBF intercontinental title on the line as Eric Donovan's big night gets even bigger
# Lilywhite Lightning
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# Lilywhite Lightning

IBF intercontinental title on the line as Eric Donovan's big night gets even bigger

Aug 4th 2020, 12:53 PM 3,893 Views 0 Comments

Donovan takes on Zelfa Barrett on 14 August in ‘Matchroom Square Garden’.

# boxing - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Belfast's Tennyson lands British lightweight title in Eddie Hearn's garden
# And The New...
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# And The New...

Belfast's Tennyson lands British lightweight title in Eddie Hearn's garden

Aug 1st 2020, 10:54 PM 9,660 Views 1 Comment

A massive win after an explosive fight.

# boxing - Thursday 23 July, 2020

Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54
# The Return
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# The Return

Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:26 PM 59,158 Views 69 Comments

The American star will be taking on fellow veteran Roy Jones Jr on 12 September.

Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video
# Misconduct
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# Misconduct

Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video

Jul 23rd 2020, 1:34 PM 4,732 Views 4 Comments

The British boxer admitted it was a ‘silly mistake’, while promoter Eddie Hearn described his actions as ‘idiotic’.

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

# boxing - Thursday 16 July, 2020

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

# boxing - Tuesday 7 July, 2020

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

# 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
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# 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.

# boxing - Friday 3 July, 2020

Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare
# Champ
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# Champ

Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:05 AM 2,796 Views 5 Comments

The 69-year-old thanked doctors and nurses who “day after day give the best of themselves, regardless of the risk they take.”

# boxing - Tuesday 30 June, 2020

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

# boxing - Monday 29 June, 2020

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

# boxing - Sunday 28 June, 2020

Heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller fails yet another drug test
# Disgrace
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# Disgrace

Heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller fails yet another drug test

Jun 28th 2020, 4:45 PM 9,579 Views 6 Comments

Miller also failed three tests ahead of his subsequently cancelled bout with Anthony Joshua last year.

# boxing - Friday 26 June, 2020

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran hospitalized with Covid-19
# Hands Of Stone
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# Hands Of Stone

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran hospitalized with Covid-19

Jun 26th 2020, 8:36 AM 2,964 Views 3 Comments

The six-time world champion is in a non-life-threatening condition.

# boxing - Wednesday 24 June, 2020

Kinahan slips back into boxing's shadows but questions remain for key players in the sport
# Saving Face
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# Saving Face

Kinahan slips back into boxing's shadows but questions remain for key players in the sport

Jun 24th 2020, 6:59 PM 27,671 Views 32 Comments

Daniel Kinahan will remain a highly influential figure in boxing but for now, his real dream seems to be over.

# boxing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reads
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# Essential Reads

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 14th 2020, 3:28 PM 11,582 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Irish sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on why she feels it would be selfish not to speak out on the Black Lives Matter movement.

# boxing - Friday 12 June, 2020

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan
# Boxing
# Boxing

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 4:27 PM 63,862 Views 114 Comments

BT Sport says it is ‘not currently involved in the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua negotiations’.

# boxing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears
# Boxing Big Time
# Boxing Big Time

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:33 PM 68,495 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

# boxing - Thursday 4 June, 2020

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
From The42
# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,536 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

# boxing - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
# EXTRACT
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# EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 8,256 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

# boxing - Thursday 21 May, 2020

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

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'
# Book
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# Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,764 Views 11 Comments

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.