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# Boxing

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Familiar face Beatriz Ferreira turns pro with Eddie Hearn and Brian Peters
The Brazilian great, who was beaten by Kellie Harrington in last summer’s Olympic final, still aims to compete at Paris 2024.
'Who needs Caoimhín Agyarko?'
The unbeaten prospect wants to become ‘an icon for Irish fight fans and for Irish people generally… And that starts at home,’ he says.
Funding cuts and protest votes: What's happening with the IABA?
The sky is blue, the grass is green, and the IABA finds itself in ‘a crisis of its own making’.
Sport Ireland cut IABA's core funding for 2022 by 15% in the wake of EGM
Dr Una May, the Sport Ireland chief executive, expressed her disappointment at the conduct of the IABA.
Derek Chisora gains long-awaited revenge on Kubrat Pulev in split-decision win
Two veterans of the sport did battle for a second time.
Caoimhin Agyarko defeats Lukasz Maciec to claim WBA International title
The 25-year-old Belfast boxer comfortably overcame his Polish opponent via unanimous decision.
'The interaction with the ordinary people, that was oxygen for Ali as his physical decline developed'
Dave Hannigan’s new book, ‘Muhammad Ali: Fifteen Rounds in the Wilderness’, offers a fascinating insight into the strangest period of an incredible life.
Cuban boxing star caught trying to escape island
The FCB said it was a case of ‘serious indiscipline’ from Andy Cruz that would ‘generate corresponding assessments’ that would soon be published.
Aaron McKenna extends winning record with stoppage of Argentine Benitez
The Monaghan fighter won by technical knock-out after his opponent spat out his gumshield.
'I always wanted to turn pro, but first I want to be Commonwealth, world and Olympic champion'
Michaela Walsh will not dwell on previous Commonwealth Games near-misses, having won silver in both 2014 and 2018.
'I don't know what that is' - Joshua ducks sportswashing questions in Saudi Arabia
The former heavyweight beltholder and his recent conqueror Oleksandr Usyk were in Jeddah to promote their upcoming rematch.
The Golden State Warriors, Galway's original ticket master and more of the week's best sportswriting
A selection of some of our favourite pieces published elsewhere over the last seven days.
Fury not currently tempted by professional boxing return, but 'never say never'
The retired heavyweight world champion has no interest in fighting the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua’s rematch.
Joshua leaves Sky Sports for DAZN in deal reportedly worth £100m per year
The former heavyweight beltholder’s bouts will take place exclusively on the streaming platform rather than on Sky.
'Monster' Inoue wipes out Nonito Donaire in rematch of 2019 Fight of the Year
Inoue beat the legendary four-weight world champion over 12 rounds in their original, but needed less than two rounds in the rematch.
Conlan returns to the ring to face Colombian Marriaga in Belfast
The featherweight will have a homecoming bout at the SSE Arena on 6 August.
Galway's Gabriel Dossen wins gold at European Championships
Dossen is Ireland’s newest European champion, while breakout talent Dylan Eagleson took silver in his first ever tournament as a senior boxer.
Eagleson and Dossen romp into European Championship final
Dylan Eagleson and Gabriel Dossen will fight for European Championship gold medals on Monday.
New stars Dossen and Eagleson secure European Championship medals for Ireland
Eagleson, who had never before competed as a senior in any competition, is now an Elite European Championship medallist.
Highly unfortunate defeat for heavyweight medal prospect Marley in Yerevan
Three boxers from Ireland’s young squad bowed out on Thursday, while four more will fight to secure at least bronze on Friday.
Mari and Dossen one fight away from medal following wins at European Championships
Both fighters will be back in the ring on Friday as they look to advance to the last four.
Canelo Alvarez set for title defence against Golovkin in long-awaited trilogy fight
The Mexican has decided against an immediate rematch with Dmitry Bivol and will instead look to settle an old score on 17 September.
UFC and boxing legend Holly Holm becomes leading candidate to face Taylor at Croke Park
The former three-weight boxing world champion left the sport for MMA in 2013 in search of better opportunities, but may pivot back to face the Irish icon.
In pics: Ireland's newest world champions enjoy triumphant homecoming
Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke claimed a sensational World Championship double during a Golden Hour in Istanbul on Thursday.
Broadhurst and O'Rourke reach World Championship finals on special day for Irish boxing
The Irish pair came through this afternoon’s semi-final in Turkey.
IABA must reform or face 'immediate and severe financial sanctions' from government
The IABA have since released a statement in response to Minister Chambers’ comments on RTÉ Radio One earlier today.
Brilliant Broadhurst and O'Rourke guarantee World Championship medals for Ireland
It’s only the second time – after a certain Katie Taylor and Kellie Harrington in 2016 – that Ireland have had multiple medallists at the Women’s Worlds.
Ex-world champion Amir Khan retires from boxing
The 35-year-old British fighter hangs up his gloves with a record of 34 wins from his 40 fights.
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao gets knock out blow in polls
An initial tally showed the legendary sportsman picked up fewer than four million votes.
Russia's Bivol stuns 'Canelo' Alvarez to retain WBA light heavyweight title
The Mexican’s only other defeat was to Floyd Mayweather at light-middleweight in 2013.
The anatomy of Katie Taylor's ringwalk - and will she make one at Croke Park this year?
It’s time to bring Katie Taylor home.
Katie Taylor: 'Tonight was absolutely the best moment of my career'
Eddie Hearn is keen on staging a Taylor-Serrano sequel in Ireland.
Katie Taylor comes back from the brink to defeat Amanda Serrano in fight for the ages
On an electrifying night in New York, the Irish great gritted out a seismic victory over her slightly favoured longtime rival after being badly hurt in the fifth round.
From 'sh****ng it' meeting Katie Taylor as a 14-year-old to fighting on her Madison Square Garden undercard
Australia’s Skye Nicolson, whose boxing brothers died tragically before she was born, is hellbent on carrying their legacy to new heights.
'I’m coming from the likes of McGuigan, Collins, McCullough... We'll bring that heritage'
Katie Taylor on spending time with Amanda Serrano, being grateful she’s not fighting on a Jake Paul undercard, and comparisons between tonight’s bout and her 2012 Olympic final.
Hairs raised and roof lifted at MSG as Taylor and Serrano make weight for title showdown
The Irish turned out in force, with plenty of Puerto Rican noise too, as Saturday night’s protagonists faced off on stage.
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Katie Taylor 'couldn't care less' that she's the underdog for the first time in her career
‘I think we were supposed to be fighting in Eddie Hearn’s backyard during the pandemic, so I think MSG and a packed 20,000 arena… It is a bit better.’
Taylor's coolness, jewellery wagers, and becoming the Irish Ricky Hatton
Katie Taylor seems to be operating on a different plane in advance of the biggest fight of her professional career.
'No amount of money' will tempt Tyson Fury back into the ring
The 33-year-old vowed to hang up his gloves after his successful title defence in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley.