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# Boxing

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# Boxing
Galway's Hession suffers World Championships defeat in Belgrade
The featherweight fell on the wrong side of a spit 3-2 decision.
# Sucker Punch
Double disappointment as two more Irish boxers exit World Championships
Irish captain Sean Mari and Brandon McCarthy both lost in Belgrade on Tuesday.
# shooting his shot
'Hopefully that nice call-out showed that you don’t have to be a pr*** to get big fights'
Jason Quigley has finally gotten his world-title opportunity, but he has stripped back the emotion while preparing for ‘just another fight’.
# the bomber
Dublin heavyweight Thomas Carty set for second professional fight on Whyte-Wallin undercard
The 26-year-old ‘Bomber’ impressed Whyte in sparring during the Briton’s training camp for his upcoming heavyweight title eliminator.
# Fury-Wilder III
Fury knocks out Wilder in instant classic heavyweight contest
Heavyweight rivals share five knockdowns in total as riveting fight completes their trilogy.
# what didn't kill him
Caoimhín Agyarko: Finding peace and craving war
‘I think the hardest part was not getting revenge. I knew that if I sought revenge, I would have ended up in jail.’
# Heavyweights
Fury and Wilder denied face-off in heated final press conference ahead of trilogy fight
The WBC heavyweight champion was accused of cheating by his opponent in their most recent bout.
# hup them steps
'That world title is coming back to Ireland, full stop' - Quigley gets his shot versus unbeaten Andrade
The 30-year-old believes Irish fans will outnumber those there to support East Coast native ‘Boo Boo’ when the pair trade leather in New Hampshire.
# Boxing
O'Neill wins 8th Senior title, Marley wows at heavyweight, and Cassidy shocks Hyde at the Stadium
The National Stadium played host to 20 Irish Elite boxing finals on Saturday.
# Corruption
Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds
‘A system for the manipulation of bouts by officials existed at Rio,’ reads the report, which was investigated by Richard McLaren and his team.
# Pac Man
Manny Pacquiao announces retirement from boxing
He won his first major title at 19 when he took the WBC flyweight strap.
# London Calling
Usyk wants Kiev but Hearn says Joshua rematch likely to take place in UK
The Ukrainian was a unanimous decision winner in last night’s heavyweight title bout.
# Upset
Ukraine's Usyk dethrones Joshua as world heavyweight champion
Oleksandr Usyk triumphed 117-112, 116-112 and 115-113 on the scorecards.
# Wrap
McCarthy advances past McConnell in National Elite semi-final
McCarthy will face fellow Belfast native Jack McGivern in the final.
# President Pac Man
Boxing great Manny Pacquiao to run for presidency of the Philippines
Pacquiao accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban party at its national convention on Sunday.
# NO KHAN DO
Amir Khan claims US police escorted him off flight for ‘no reason’
The 34-year-old boxer alleged he had been ‘banned’ by American Airlines.
# the old dog
Veteran O'Neill defeats prodigy Tucker to reach Elite semis after four years out of the ring
The Irish-boxing great rolled back the years as he reached the 86kg semi-finals.
# future plans
Joshua 'needs to fight' fellow heavyweight champion Fury
Between them, the two boxers currently hold all the major versions of the heavyweight world title.
# Aaaand still
Katie Taylor dominates Jennifer Han from pillar to post to defend undisputed crown
Taylor earned a shutout victory on the judges’ scorecards, improving her professional record to 19-0(6KOs).
# land of her father
'Every Christmas, I got a Leeds United jersey and a pair of football boots'
Katie Taylor is embracing the opportunity to fight in her father’s hometown, which she visited with her family throughout her childhood.
# texas forever
Jennifer Han is chaneling 'a community effort' from El Paso to dethrone Katie Taylor
‘I don’t plan on fighting Katie Taylor’s fight. I don’t plan on standing in front of her and letting her do what she does best.’
# marching on
Taylor on weight as she's warmly welcomed to Leeds, while things heat up between Lara and Warrington
The undisputed champ and her challenger comfortably made weight for tomorrow night’s world-title contest.
# The Boss
'I said to her: 'How many more fights have you got?' She looked at me like she was going to kill me'
Eddie Hearn wants Katie Taylor to headline at Madison Square Garden versus Amanda Serrano, ‘but we’ve got to get it over the f***ing line.’
# William Hill
Can she end her knockout drought? Preview and tips for Katie Taylor's latest title fight
The undisputed lightweight champion faces American boxer Jennifer Han in Leeds on Saturday night.
# king billy
‘I often thought of writing the IABA a letter and thanking them'
Billy Walsh sheds light on his acrimonious exit from Irish boxing, ‘killing generals’ in the USA, and a potential future in GAA.
# real recognise real
Taylor on Harrington: 'What she's doing for those kids - inspiring a generation - is very, very special'
‘The young girls growing up actually watching Kellie win that gold medal: you have no idea what that’s going to do for kids in that area.’
# Big Money
'Visitors for the fight had spent $92 million... What one tourism official compared to four New Year’s Eves'
Read an extract from ‘The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three Rounds for the Ages.’
# statement made
Brilliant Cacace drops and outclasses Woodstock in BT Sport headliner
The Belfast man boxed masterfully at times, hurting his opponent on several occasions as he retained his British title.
# Closing Time
Pacquiao 'may not' return to ring after Ugas upset
The 42-year-old Filipino boxing superstar indicated he now planned to turn his attention to his political career.
# EXTRACT
'Bonavena’s insult had to be translated, but when Ali heard it he became incensed'
Read this passage from ‘Shot at a Brothel’.
# unanimous
Ugas stuns Pacquiao to retain WBA welterweight crown
In his first fight after a two-year absence from the ring, Pacquiao was made to look every bit of his 42 years.
# Options
Harrington weighing up big decision on future amid offers to turn professional
The Olympic champion says her next move must suit her partner, Mandy Loughlin, as well as her family.
# Wayne's World
'A loyalist flute band marched me down the Shankill after I carried the Irish flag. Where was the bitterness?'
Boxing opened Wayne McCullough’s eyes long before he carried the tricolour at Seoul ’88.
# EXTRACT
'I assured him there’d be no head shots if he promised to fall down at my signal'
Read an extract from ‘(Low)life: A Memoir of Jazz, Fight-fixing, and the Mob’ by Charles Farrell.
# One of the greats
In Zaur we trust
Kellie Harrington’s Olympic gold medal might be the Georgian’s crowning moment.
# Change Of Plan
Eye injury rules unbeaten Spence Jr out of Pacquiao comeback fight
Pacquiao, 42, will now face WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas on 21 August.
# bolt from the blue
'Even before the European qualifiers... I remember going, 'I'm flipping not even in the top 40''
Aidan Walsh has gone from beaten semi-finalist at the national championships to Olympic medallist in just over two years.
# Home Sweet Home
Kellie Harrington just wants a cup of tea and a scone
‘Everyone is saying, ‘Ah, you’ve a great community. Your community is fantastic.’ Sure I’m saying that forever, like!’
# Options
Paris, the pros, or peace and quiet: What might be next for Kellie Harrington?
Gavan Casey explores three potential avenues for Ireland’s third Olympic boxing champion, all of which may appeal to her for different reasons.
# dublin 1 world nil
Olympic champ Harrington to travel through Dublin's north inner city on open-top bus tomorrow
The bus will take in on its route Portland Row, Harrington’s home street.