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Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition
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# Machine

Tennyson marches on in pursuit of world title with 1st-round demolition

Dec 4th 2020, 10:17 PM 6,100 Views 6 Comments

The Belfast man moved to 28-3, 24KOs as he destroyed Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly inside the first three minutes.

Fury to remain on BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite his demand to be removed
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# Nominated

Fury to remain on BBC's Sports Personality of the Year shortlist despite his demand to be removed

Updated Dec 2nd 2020, 6:50 PM 86,210 Views 39 Comments

The world heavyweight champion has called on his fans not to vote, saying: ‘I have no need for verification’.

Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones, Joyce stops Dubois in heavyweight showdown
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# Boxing

Tyson comeback fight at 54 ends with draw against Jones, Joyce stops Dubois in heavyweight showdown

Nov 29th 2020, 9:03 AM 13,368 Views 6 Comments

Underdog Joyce landed the British, Commonwealth and European titles, while the exhibition battle of former heavyweight champions ended all square.

Mike Tyson prepares for boxing return this weekend
# Comeback
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# Comeback

Mike Tyson prepares for boxing return this weekend

Nov 27th 2020, 3:56 PM 7,407 Views 5 Comments

The controversial showdown between two great former champions now in their 50s has been met with understandable criticism.

Eric Donovan to return to the ring in Belgium on Saturday week
# Brussels Bouts
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# Brussels Bouts

Eric Donovan to return to the ring in Belgium on Saturday week

Nov 26th 2020, 12:09 PM 2,869 Views 0 Comments

‘Lilywhite Lightning’ has a couple of fights in the pipeline as he stares into a potentially career-defining year.

Golovkin to defend IBF title against unbeaten Szeremeta next month
# GGG
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# GGG

Golovkin to defend IBF title against unbeaten Szeremeta next month

Nov 25th 2020, 12:28 PM 4,317 Views 3 Comments

The middleweight bout will take place in Florida a day before Canelo Alvarez makes his return against Britain’s Callum Smith.

Tennyson to face ranked opponent in world-title eliminator in 10 days' time
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# Tenny

Tennyson to face ranked opponent in world-title eliminator in 10 days' time

Nov 24th 2020, 8:00 PM 5,318 Views 0 Comments

The hard-hitting Irishman will face Irish-Canadian Josh O’Reilly on 4 December and will aim to put the big dogs at 135 on notice.

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night
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# Fight Like A Girl

The qualifier, 'It's not women's boxing - it's just boxing', can be put to bed after Saturday night

Nov 18th 2020, 9:00 AM 39,463 Views 8 Comments

With Jane Couch watching on, it was fitting that Katie Taylor and co. put their fists through the glass ceiling at Wembley Arena, of all places.

Canelo to face England's Callum Smith in end-of-year superfight following split with Golden Boy
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# Back In Business

Canelo to face England's Callum Smith in end-of-year superfight following split with Golden Boy

Nov 18th 2020, 12:04 AM 7,649 Views 8 Comments

Eddie Hearn will promote the long-awaited super-middleweight world-title scrap on 19 December.

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV
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# Double Trouble

Monaghan's McKenna brothers to fight on same bill for first time, live on British TV

Nov 17th 2020, 8:51 PM 8,055 Views 1 Comment

Older brother Stevie will fight twice in as many weekends while Aaron will dust off the cobwebs at the end of a pandemic-stalled career year.

Over 2 million in Britain and Ireland watch Katie Taylor's fight
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# Popular

Over 2 million in Britain and Ireland watch Katie Taylor's fight

Nov 17th 2020, 6:03 PM 11,667 Views 5 Comments

Meanwhile, in more good news for the 34-year-old Bray native, she has just been named Ring Magazine’s pound-for-pound number one fighter.

Taylor batters game Gutierrez to retain undisputed title in near shutout
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# Aaaand Still

Taylor batters game Gutierrez to retain undisputed title in near shutout

Nov 14th 2020, 11:37 PM 119,958 Views 77 Comments

The Irish icon dropped Miriam Gutierrez and hurt in her several rounds but had to settle for an almost-perfect unanimous decision.

Ex-world champion Frampton settles legal dispute with former manager McGuigan
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# Boxing

Ex-world champion Frampton settles legal dispute with former manager McGuigan

Nov 12th 2020, 1:43 PM 30,258 Views 12 Comments

Both parties have welcomed the terms of the confidential settlement.

Lee protégé Donovan passes career-toughest test with flying colours
# Real Deal
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# Real Deal

Lee protégé Donovan passes career-toughest test with flying colours

Nov 11th 2020, 9:30 PM 9,778 Views 0 Comments

The 21-year-old stylishly outpointed a worthy opponent in Wakefield.

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'
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# Boxing

'I want girls to grow up and do even better than I have in my career - that’s what true legacy looks like'

Nov 11th 2020, 8:00 AM 23,459 Views 10 Comments

Katie Taylor on her free-to-air fight this Saturday, her cultural significance in professional boxing, and the debate over female fighters’ earnings.

Katie Taylor's world title defence to be broadcast free to all on Saturday night
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# KT

Katie Taylor's world title defence to be broadcast free to all on Saturday night

Nov 10th 2020, 1:51 PM 9,233 Views 7 Comments

Taylor v Gutierrez to be show on Sky Sports Mix as well as YouTube, Facebook and the Sky Sports website.

McCarthy sees off Belgian to become European cruiserweight champion
# Mac Attack
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# Mac Attack

McCarthy sees off Belgian to become European cruiserweight champion

Oct 31st 2020, 10:39 PM 7,393 Views 3 Comments

‘I’m the roughest, toughest bad boy out of Belfast, and I’m the first black Irish European champion.’

Kildare youngster Phelan earns sensational stoppage win over previously unbeaten German champion
# Lilywhite Lift-off
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# Lilywhite Lift-off

Kildare youngster Phelan earns sensational stoppage win over previously unbeaten German champion

Oct 17th 2020, 10:27 PM 10,609 Views 2 Comments

The 20-year-old went into her opponent’s home gym and beat her into submission, earning a career-altering TKO6 victory.

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to face Pulev in first fight in a year
# Back In Action
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# Back In Action

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua to face Pulev in first fight in a year

Oct 16th 2020, 9:42 PM 6,247 Views 8 Comments

Joshua has fought since outpointing Andy Ruiz Jr to regain his titles on 7 December, 2019.

Tyson Fury says he has 'moved on' from third fight with Deontay Wilder
# Wilder Intentions
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# Wilder Intentions

Tyson Fury says he has 'moved on' from third fight with Deontay Wilder

Oct 12th 2020, 10:29 AM 9,130 Views 3 Comments

A homecoming fight in the UK looks most likely for Fury, ahead of the showdown with Anthony Joshua.

Kennedy stopped in three rounds by 'The Savage' Babic
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# Bad Night

Kennedy stopped in three rounds by 'The Savage' Babic

Oct 4th 2020, 10:25 PM 9,526 Views 0 Comments

The Croatian tasted the third round for the first time as a professional but it was Kennedy who tasted defeat in Milton Keynes.

Barry Hearn tests positive for coronavirus
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# Positive

Barry Hearn tests positive for coronavirus

Oct 4th 2020, 9:26 AM 7,345 Views 1 Comment

Hearn’s son Eddie also returned a positive test last week.

Taylor eyes 'undisputed' clash with Ramirez after facile defence of world titles
# All The Marbles
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# All The Marbles

Taylor eyes 'undisputed' clash with Ramirez after facile defence of world titles

Sep 27th 2020, 1:53 PM 5,435 Views 0 Comments

The Scot knocked out Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong in the first round in London last night.

Charlo twins impress in world title bout wins over Rosario and Derevyanchenko
# Double Take
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# Double Take

Charlo twins impress in world title bout wins over Rosario and Derevyanchenko

Sep 27th 2020, 9:46 AM 5,824 Views 3 Comments

There were resounding victories for the brothers on last night’s bill at the Mohegan Sun Arena.

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year
# Pac Man
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# Pac Man

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to fight Conor McGregor next year

Sep 26th 2020, 9:15 AM 10,825 Views 20 Comments

The fight could be staged in the Middle East though a deal is far from agreed.

Katie Taylor to return to the ring in November for mandatory title defence
# November Reign
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# November Reign

Katie Taylor to return to the ring in November for mandatory title defence

Sep 24th 2020, 1:28 PM 5,197 Views 1 Comment

Taylor will take on unbeaten Spaniard Miriam Gutierrez, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed.

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

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

Sep 15th 2020, 6:05 PM 10,027 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 3,183 Views 0 Comments

The British heavyweight suffered defeat to the Russian in August.

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

Herring sets up Frampton fight after win by DQ over Oquendo

Sep 6th 2020, 10:21 AM 4,146 Views 0 Comments

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

Another KO victory as Monaghan star McKenna maintains unbeaten record closer to home
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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 8,856 Views 3 Comments

Some going by the Smithborough sensation.

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 9,281 Views 1 Comment

The former Irish Elite amateur champion has seen his career take a temporary detour during the pandemic.

'I need to keep doing things for my own head, for my mental state of mind'
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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 18,055 Views 5 Comments

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

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 15,596 Views 1 Comment

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

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 114,289 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 70,428 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'
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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 27,837 Views 18 Comments

Delfine Persoon sets out to break Irish hearts and become arguably the greatest ever female professional boxer tonight.

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 8,163 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.

'It's been hanging over my head over the last year' - Taylor sets out to avenge her own victory
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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 22,937 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’.

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 7,418 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 13,728 Views 7 Comments

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