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Tuesday 6 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# Fighting Talk

Last month
May 2023
# straight talking
The commonality and subtle differences between John Kiely and Giannis Antetokounmpo
The Limerick boss and Milwaukee star both took issue with the media narrative, but challenged it in contrasting ways.
This year
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Ellis Genge promises England will 'come out swinging' against Ireland
Genge says England are focused on improving their ‘abysmal’ performance against France.
Last year
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Manchester United have world-class players and can attract more – Erik ten Hag
The Red Devils will come up against Erling Haaland on Sunday after he snubbed them for the other side of Manchester.
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Australia will ‘shut the Pommies up’, says debutant Suliasi Vunivalu
The rugby league convert will make his long-awaited Wallabies debut off the bench on Saturday.
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'We want to be respected. It’s not about being liked' - McWilliams wants to see Ireland 'fight' in France
Ireland are anticipating a difficult encounter when they face Les Bleus in Toulouse on Saturday.
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'We play with a physicality that Ireland haven’t seen before' - Eddie Jones
The England boss pointed out that Andy Farrell’s men haven’t faced South Africa since 2017.
All time
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'I'm sure the critics have already ruled us out' - Browne seeking to prove Ireland's doubters wrong
Ireland begin their World Cup qualification campaign against Serbia next Wednesday.
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'We have to regroup but I know these guys will because they’re full of the right stuff'
The Limerick manager is confident they can bounce back from today’s loss to Cork.
# Fighting Talk
LIVE: UFC 229 press conference with Nurmagomedov and McGregor
Ahead of next month’s fight, the pair are scheduled to address the media in New York at 10pm Irish time.
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UFC champ Woodley hits back at 'delusional' Dana White over Diaz claim
Recent speculation suggested that Tyron Woodley would defend his title against Nate Diaz at UFC 219.
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'I fully believe we can claw it back' - Conor McManus
Ireland lost to Australia on a scoreline of 63-53 after the opener in Adelaide.
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Paulie Malignaggi brands McGregor a 'd**khead' after training camp row
Former boxing champ quit as sparring partner ahead of McGregor v Mayweather on 26 August.
# Fighting Talk
LIVE from LA: The first press conference with Mayweather and McGregor
From 10pm Irish time, the pair meet at the Staples Center for the first time ahead of their 26 August bout.
# heating up
'I'm not just going to go there and wish him all the best for the Test match'
Wales’ Rhys Webb will be fighting Conor Murray for the Lions’ nine shirt.
# Fighting Talk
Tony Adams aims to kick Granada backsides
The former Arsenal captain was already working at the club before taking charge.
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David Haye does boxing no favours as he warns Bellew to 'enjoy your last days'
It’s not the first time Haye’s mouth has got him in trouble.
# conan the destroyer
Conan: Maybe somewhere else is better but I want to play for Leinster
The number eight is happy to fight for his place at the eastern province.
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Michael Cheika and Eddie Jones have already started their war of words
Jones’ behaviour damaging his legacy in Oz, warns Cheika.
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McGregor claims Mayweather is 'afraid' as the pair continue to exchange verbal blows
The UFC star wants $100 million to enter the ring with Mayweather.
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Watch: Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor at the UFC 205 press conference
Ahead of their bout on Saturday night, Alvarez and McGregor addressed the media this evening in New York.
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Rout of Man United proves we have fight to win the title - Pedro
Chelsea now turn their attention to a London derby against West Ham in the EFl Cup.
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Anthony Joshua will fight on 10 December - even if Wladimir Klitschko won't
Klitschko considering shot in Germany if WBA refuses to sanction title fight.
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'Some people have a great opinion of me and some people probably think I'm absolutely useless'
After signing for City in 2006, the goalkeeper has moved to Serie A.
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Watch: Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor at the UFC 205 press conference
The pair spoke to the media in New York tonight ahead of their lightweight title bout on 12 November.
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McIlroy recalls Braveheart-inspired speech that launched Miracle at Medinah
Europe’s 2012 comeback regarded as the greatest in Ryder Cup history.
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Under-fire Wayne Rooney hits back at 'rubbish' criticism
Wayne Rooney is determined to answer his critics by helping Manchester United return to form.
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'I'd love to share a ring with him' - John Joe Nevin eyes up dream fight with Carl Frampton
The Mullingar boxer returned to the ring last weekend after a nine month absence.
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Watch: Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor at the UFC 202 press conference
The pair addressed the media ahead of Saturday night’s bout.
# Rio 2016
'The whole world will see me embracing my daughter after winning the gold medal in Rio'
After winning World and European gold in 2015, Michael Conlan tells The42 why he is now ready to achieve his boyhood dream in Rio.
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'It felt horrible, horrible to the lads, but a bit of perspective is needed too'
Derek McGrath was speaking about the aftermath of Waterford Munster final hammering to Tipperary.
# drawing inspiration
'We don't have to go back to USA '94 for inspiration, we beat the world champions last year!'
Tomorrow night, Ireland need their first victory over the Azzurri at a major tournament since the heroics of Giants Stadium.
# Collision Course
'Te’o and Ringrose, there was a lot of smoke blown up those guys’ asses, the Ulster centres ripped them to shreds'
There’s plenty of evidence to convince Stephen Ferris either side can win tonight’s big Pro12 semi-final.
# she's in
"The government has been sacked": Mary Lou tops poll, says FG/FF deal not inevitable
There were several false dawns, but Mary Lou was eventually elected on the sixth count.
# Fighting Talk
'Everything else, apart from the rugby, is a sideshow': Ireland not taking Eddie Jones's bait
Best hails Josh van der Flier as a “handful” ahead of his Ireland debut.
# London Calling
'We're going to Twickenham to play rugby and throw everything at England'
The wounds from Perpignan are still raw but Ireland are determined to make amends this weekend.
# Fighting Talk
Watch: McGregor and Diaz square off at UFC 196 press conference
The pair addressed the media in California this evening ahead of their welterweight bout in 10 days’ time.
# Fighting Talk
Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today
Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”
# Fighting Talk
'I won't be as nice to Billy Joe when we get in the ring' - Andy Lee
The WBO world champion is determined to lose his ‘Mr. Nice Guy’ tag
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'Fury says what a lot of people are thinking... you know where you are with him'
Long-time promoter Mick Hennessy won’t censor new heavyweight champ
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Frampton: They will boo Quigg in Manchester
Belfast fighter confident travelling Irish fans will make unification bout feel like a home fight.