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From The42 'I think the fight was just too close... I definitely have to beat her a lot more convincingly' - Taylor Run It Back

'I think the fight was just too close... I definitely have to beat her a lot more convincingly' - Taylor

Eddie Hearn doesn’t think Katie Taylor will ‘let him’ hold off a Delfine Persoon rematch for much longer, but Amanda Serrano will be next.

From The42 European kingpin Walker moves to within a fight of a World Championship medal for Ireland King Kurt

European kingpin Walker moves to within a fight of a World Championship medal for Ireland

Mongolia’s third seed Tsendbaater Erdenebat, the reigning Asian Games and Asian Championships gold medallist, awaits in the last eight.

From The42 Taylor braced for 'huge 12 months' as opponent Linardatou and team cry foul in awkward presser Dirty Laundry This post contains videos

Taylor braced for 'huge 12 months' as opponent Linardatou and team cry foul in awkward presser

The champion’s manager claimed she stepped off in the plane in tears due to the lack of rematch clause in her contract.

From The42 Taylor to headline 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena in bid to become two-weight world champion Landmark

Taylor to headline 21,000-capacity Manchester Arena in bid to become two-weight world champion

The Irish icon will top a bill across the water, with tickets available on StubHub from midday on Tuesday.

From The42 Kurt Walker advances on mixed day for Irish at World Championships Lords Of The Ring

Kurt Walker advances on mixed day for Irish at World Championships

There was disappointment for Kirill Afanasev, meanwhile.

From The42 Fury wants to face 'bum' Wilder in February after surviving scare

Fury wants to face 'bum' Wilder in February after surviving scare

After coming through against Otto Wallin, Fury again called out Deontay Wilder.

From The42 Imperious Nevin books World Championships last-16 tie with home favourite Slick

Imperious Nevin books World Championships last-16 tie with home favourite

He’ll face Russia’s number eight seed Gleb Bakshi in the last 16 on Monday.

From The42 'No-machenko' doesn't want to fight me, Haney claims, after win Trolling

'No-machenko' doesn't want to fight me, Haney claims, after win

The American outclassed Zaur Abdullaev in New York, needing just four rounds to claim a TKO victory.

From The42 Serrano dominates courageous Hardy to tee up potential 2020 New York headliner v Katie Taylor Real Deal

Serrano dominates courageous Hardy to tee up potential 2020 New York headliner v Katie Taylor

The Battle for Brooklyn was won comprehensively by the Puerto Rican, while her Irish-American opponent once more proved her extraordinary mettle.

From The42 Hardy and Serrano make weight with world title, and potential Katie Taylor superfight, on the line Battle For Brooklyn This post contains videos

Hardy and Serrano make weight with world title, and potential Katie Taylor superfight, on the line

Serrano is contractually obliged to face Taylor should she vanquish champion Hardy.

From The42 Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire Controversy

Anthony Joshua's trainer clarifies concussion comments after coming under fire

Rob McCracken initially suggested he allowed his fighter to continue while concussed.

From The42 Joe Ward to face hard-punching test on Madison Square Garden debut Mighty Joe

Joe Ward to face hard-punching test on Madison Square Garden debut

The Irish boxing great will face a 5-1(4KOs) former Californian Golden Gloves champion in his maiden pro bout.

From The42 Dublin boxer Niamh Fay crowned European Youth champion with gold medal in Bulgaria Boxing

Dublin boxer Niamh Fay crowned European Youth champion with gold medal in Bulgaria

The Swords BC fighter secured Ireland’s fourth medal in Sofia on Tuesday.

From The42 Anthony Joshua makes 'drastic' changes for Ruiz rematch Preparation

Anthony Joshua makes 'drastic' changes for Ruiz rematch

The dethroned champion says the magnitude of the loss has forced him to evaluate every aspect of his life.

From The42 Broadhurst replaces reigning queen Harrington in Irish squad for World Championships Opportunity

Broadhurst replaces reigning queen Harrington in Irish squad for World Championships

The Dundalk southpaw aims to challenge the Dubliner for Olympic qualification.

From The42 Ruiz Jr to 'make more history' against Joshua in contentious Saudi rematch Boxing

Ruiz Jr to 'make more history' against Joshua in contentious Saudi rematch

Ruiz goes into the bout trying to defend the IBF, WBA and WBO titles.

From The42 Usyk to make rescheduled heavyweight debut against former kickboxing star in Chicago Big Men

Usyk to make rescheduled heavyweight debut against former kickboxing star in Chicago

The Ukrainian pound-for-pound great was originally supposed to face Carlos Takam in May.

From The42 Pound-for-pound star Lomachenko adds WBC title to haul after Campbell thriller Winner Winner

Pound-for-pound star Lomachenko adds WBC title to haul after Campbell thriller

The Ukrainian’s target is to have all four major lightweight belts.

From The42 Aoife O'Rourke wins European Championship gold in middleweight thriller Up The Rossies This post contains videos

Aoife O'Rourke wins European Championship gold in middleweight thriller

President Higgins and Katie Taylor led the tributes to the Castlerea BC fighter.

From The42 Irish world-title challenger Tennyson scores sensational KO on Lomachenko undercard Brutal This post contains videos

Irish world-title challenger Tennyson scores sensational KO on Lomachenko undercard

‘Tenny’ took just two rounds to destroy Atif Shafiq in London.

From The42 Tears of joy for Broadhurst as she ousts former world champ to seal breakthrough European medal Sensational

Tears of joy for Broadhurst as she ousts former world champ to seal breakthrough European medal

Amy Broadhurst has earned her spot in the 60kg semi-finals in Madrid, while team-mate Christina Desmond bowed out despite an excellent effort.

From The42 Conlan set for major step up in opposition in December, and then a step down in weight for 2020 New Direction

Conlan set for major step up in opposition in December, and then a step down in weight for 2020

The 27-year-old could face a recent world champion when he shares a bill with Carl Frampton and Terence Crawford in New York.

From The42 Campbell sparred three boxers at once in preparation for Lomachenko The Matrix

Campbell sparred three boxers at once in preparation for Lomachenko

‘You get punches coming at you from all angles and from unexpected areas, but it certainly makes you sharp.’

From The42 Roscommon's Aoife O'Rourke secures medal at European Championships Success

Roscommon's Aoife O'Rourke secures medal at European Championships

There were mixed fortunes for Amy Broadhurst and Ceire Smith,

From The42 Kovalev survives Yarde scare to defend WBO title Battling Performance This post contains videos

Kovalev survives Yarde scare to defend WBO title

The Briton had Kovalev staggering for a short time in Chelyabinsk but could not topple the WBO champion.

Taylor warned to expect Ali v Frazier-type war if she steps up in weight to face Linardatou

The WBO World light-welterweight champion’s manager admits Katie Taylor has ‘changed the financial landscape’ of women’s boxing.

From The42 Golovkin and Hearn join forces to promote GGG's fights Deal

Golovkin and Hearn join forces to promote GGG's fights

The pair previously co-promoted the Kazakh’s middleweight title defence against Kell Brook in England.

From The42 Joe Ward set to make dream pro debut on Golovkin card at Madison Square Garden Big Drama Joe

Joe Ward set to make dream pro debut on Golovkin card at Madison Square Garden

The former Irish amateur standout will take his first steps through the ropes as a professional at the ‘Mecca of Boxing’.

From The42 Golovkin lands chance to reclaim IBF World middleweight title Big Drama Show

Golovkin lands chance to reclaim IBF World middleweight title

The 37-year-old will face Ukrainian standout Sergiy Derevyanchenko at Madison Square Garden in October.

From The42 Spike's weekend scrap called off, but new deal could see him fight for world title within two outings Not Shipping Up

Spike's weekend scrap called off, but new deal could see him fight for world title within two outings

The Cork man was due to fight in Boston on Friday.

From The42 Frampton and Conlan set to share Christmas bill with pound-for-pound star in New York Belfast's Finest

Frampton and Conlan set to share Christmas bill with pound-for-pound star in New York

The Tiger’s Bay and Falls Road natives are pencilled in to prop up a Terence Crawford title defence at Madison Square Garden.

From The42 'We're talking about a country in which there are no human rights' - Trainer shares Ruiz's Saudi concerns Hassle

'We're talking about a country in which there are no human rights' - Trainer shares Ruiz's Saudi concerns

Manny Robles worries for his fighter’s personal safety in Saudi Arabia, where he is officially scheduled to rematch Anthony Joshua.

From The42 Antrim hurling's Maradona, Eddie Hearn's profit before people, and the week's best sportswriting Good Reads
From The42 Wexford heavyweight Niall Kennedy suffers first defeat of his career in Boston against Vargas Boom Boom Baz

Wexford heavyweight Niall Kennedy suffers first defeat of his career in Boston against Vargas

The Garda came up short against former American Olympic team captain Devin Vargas in Boston.

From The42 How one of the Dropkick Murphys became a key figure in Joe Ward's career, and Irish boxing Shipping Up

How one of the Dropkick Murphys became a key figure in Joe Ward's career, and Irish boxing

Punk rock star Ken Casey will co-promote the Irish boxing great in the professional ranks.

From The42 Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler Gorey's Finest This post contains videos

Gorey's Kennedy ready to dance at 'crossroads' fight with help of Wexford hurler

Garda Niall Kennedy will take on the biggest fight of his career in Boston tonight, and has been working with fellow Gorey man Conor McDonald in his latest camp.

From The42 'Lennox is a clown' - Joshua and heavyweight boxing great Lewis exchange public jabs Fallout

'Lennox is a clown' - Joshua and heavyweight boxing great Lewis exchange public jabs

‘He’s right!’ Lewis responded to Joshua’s barb. ‘We ARE cut from a different cloth.’

From The42 Paddy Barnes to fight European champion in Belfast headliner Barn Burner

Paddy Barnes to fight European champion in Belfast headliner

The 32-year-old Irish boxing great [6-2, 1KO] will bid to resurrect his stuttering pro career in his hometown.

From The42 'It's going to be on my terms' - Ruiz casts doubt over Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia Hold Your Horses

'It's going to be on my terms' - Ruiz casts doubt over Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia

The world champion still wants to bring the fight to the USA, even though it has been confirmed for the Gulf state.

From The42 Wallin warns Fury has 'everything to lose' in Las Vegas Opportunity Knocks This post contains videos

Wallin warns Fury has 'everything to lose' in Las Vegas

The Swede knows he will be an underdog against the Briton, but insists it will be in for a rude awakening at the T-Mobile Arena.

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