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IBF intercontinental title on the line as Eric Donovan's big night gets even bigger
# Lilywhite Lightning
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# Lilywhite Lightning

IBF intercontinental title on the line as Eric Donovan's big night gets even bigger

Aug 4th 2020, 12:53 PM 3,903 Views 0 Comments

Donovan takes on Zelfa Barrett on 14 August in ‘Matchroom Square Garden’.

Belfast's Tennyson lands British lightweight title in Eddie Hearn's garden
# And The New...
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# And The New...

Belfast's Tennyson lands British lightweight title in Eddie Hearn's garden

Aug 1st 2020, 10:54 PM 9,665 Views 1 Comment

A massive win after an explosive fight.

Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54
# The Return
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# The Return

Mike Tyson to make boxing comeback at 54

Jul 23rd 2020, 7:26 PM 59,198 Views 69 Comments

The American star will be taking on fellow veteran Roy Jones Jr on 12 September.

Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video
# Misconduct
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# Misconduct

Saunders has suspension lifted but fined for domestic violence 'advice' video

Jul 23rd 2020, 1:34 PM 4,756 Views 4 Comments

The British boxer admitted it was a ‘silly mistake’, while promoter Eddie Hearn described his actions as ‘idiotic’.

The shy Georgian genius behind nearly a quarter of Ireland's Olympic medals
# The Mask Of Zaur
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# The Mask Of Zaur

The shy Georgian genius behind nearly a quarter of Ireland's Olympic medals

Jul 23rd 2020, 8:25 AM 41,981 Views 10 Comments

Billy Walsh recalls his time working with Zaur Antia, Irish boxing’s media-shy head coach who has played a key role in almost 140 major international medals.

Donegal's Quigley in the running to face Canelo Alvarez in September
# Shock Chance
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# Shock Chance

Donegal's Quigley in the running to face Canelo Alvarez in September

Jul 16th 2020, 5:23 PM 4,849 Views 7 Comments

The 29-year-old is one of less than a handful of names being considered for a proposed fight with the Mexican superstar.

Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden
# Straightener
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# Straightener

Katie Taylor set for surprise rematch versus rival Persoon in Eddie Hearn's garden

Updated Jul 7th 2020, 8:20 PM 25,706 Views 15 Comments

A sequel to their June 2019 classic at Madison Square Garden, during which Taylor emerged as a controversial winner, is in the works.

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history
# Double Standards
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# Double Standards

Those who choose to cover their eyes will have no excuse when they're on the wrong side of boxing history

Jul 4th 2020, 10:00 AM 48,217 Views 38 Comments

So many boxing figures performatively take the moral high ground when it comes to the sanctity of human life – until doing so might inconvenience them personally.

Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare
# Champ
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# Champ

Boxing legend Roberto Duran leaves hospital after Covid-19 scare

Jul 3rd 2020, 8:05 AM 2,831 Views 5 Comments

The 69-year-old thanked doctors and nurses who “day after day give the best of themselves, regardless of the risk they take.”

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano
# Bad Blood
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# Bad Blood

Katie Taylor demands 'no more excuses', which is all she usually gets from Amanda Serrano

Jun 30th 2020, 9:27 PM 24,238 Views 4 Comments

A tweet from Taylor sparked an online war of words between Serrano, Eddie Hearn and Lou DiBella, and female boxing’s biggest fight now looks unlikely.

MTK Global CEO Vaughan steps down to be replaced by company president Yalen
# Change Of Guard
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# Change Of Guard

MTK Global CEO Vaughan steps down to be replaced by company president Yalen

Jun 29th 2020, 11:59 PM 29,439 Views 7 Comments

Sandra Vaughan, who purchased the company in 2017, has stepped away during what she described as ‘transitional phase in the business’.

Daniel Kinahan to step away from boxing, claims MTK president
# Deja Vu
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# Deja Vu

Daniel Kinahan to step away from boxing, claims MTK president

Updated Jun 29th 2020, 6:09 PM 41,187 Views 28 Comments

Bob Yalen has alleged that the backlash against Kinahan stems from ‘the hearsay testimony of biased parties’.

Heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller fails yet another drug test
# Disgrace
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# Disgrace

Heavyweight contender Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller fails yet another drug test

Jun 28th 2020, 4:45 PM 9,619 Views 6 Comments

Miller also failed three tests ahead of his subsequently cancelled bout with Anthony Joshua last year.

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran hospitalized with Covid-19
# Hands Of Stone
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# Hands Of Stone

Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran hospitalized with Covid-19

Jun 26th 2020, 8:36 AM 2,976 Views 3 Comments

The six-time world champion is in a non-life-threatening condition.

Kinahan slips back into boxing's shadows but questions remain for key players in the sport
# Saving Face
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# Saving Face

Kinahan slips back into boxing's shadows but questions remain for key players in the sport

Jun 24th 2020, 6:59 PM 27,724 Views 32 Comments

Daniel Kinahan will remain a highly influential figure in boxing but for now, his real dream seems to be over.

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Essential Reads
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# Essential Reads

A British media outlet's take on the Daniel Kinahan/Fury-Joshua controversy and more of the week's best sportswriting

Jun 14th 2020, 3:28 PM 11,611 Views 0 Comments

Plus, Irish sprinter Gina Akpe-Moses on why she feels it would be selfish not to speak out on the Black Lives Matter movement.

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan
# Boxing
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# Boxing

Leo Varadkar says organisations should ignore Fury-Joshua boxing match involving Daniel Kinahan

Updated Jun 12th 2020, 4:27 PM 64,213 Views 114 Comments

BT Sport says it is ‘not currently involved in the Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua negotiations’.

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears
# Boxing Big Time
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# Boxing Big Time

Daniel Kinahan 'rebranding himself in the Middle East as a boxing promoter', Dáil hears

Updated Jun 11th 2020, 3:33 PM 68,869 Views 56 Comments

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said there has been diplomatic contact between Ireland and the UAE on the issue.

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic
# Challenge
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# Challenge

'It's brought people together' - The world champion boxer working in a hospital during the pandemic

Jun 4th 2020, 3:00 PM 17,721 Views 2 Comments

Kellie Harrington is combining training with seven-day work weeks.

Muhammad Ali and the mafia
# EXTRACT
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# EXTRACT

Muhammad Ali and the mafia

May 26th 2020, 7:00 AM 9,623 Views 0 Comments

How murder and mayhem were linked to the legendary boxer.

Kildare world-title challenger Hogan appoints Irish boxing legend McCullough as new trainer
# Pocket Rocket
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# Pocket Rocket

Kildare world-title challenger Hogan appoints Irish boxing legend McCullough as new trainer

May 21st 2020, 5:25 PM 5,256 Views 8 Comments

The Brisbane-based Kilcullen native will train from McCullough’s American quarters ahead of significant potential fights on US soil.

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'
# Book
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# Book

'In truth, he was an extremely high-functioning alcoholic'

May 21st 2020, 7:00 AM 13,896 Views 11 Comments

An extract from the award-winning book, ‘The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee’.

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'
# Farney Goes To Hollywood
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# Farney Goes To Hollywood

'Who'd have thought two guys from Smithborough would have Freddie Roach standing in their corner?'

May 20th 2020, 10:28 PM 22,031 Views 6 Comments

Three ‘ordinary human beings’ from Monaghan have added a boxing legend to their arsenal as they try to do something extraordinary halfway across the world.

Tyson Fury plans to emulate Klitschko by dominating heavyweight division until 40
# Longevity
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# Longevity

Tyson Fury plans to emulate Klitschko by dominating heavyweight division until 40

May 19th 2020, 12:53 PM 3,885 Views 4 Comments

‘Why walk away when I’m still young?’ says the undefeated 31-year-old.

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her
# Dreams
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# Dreams

How a 16-year-old with no boxing experience went from idolising Katie Taylor to competing with her

May 17th 2020, 7:30 AM 7,415 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s Gráinne Walsh discusses her circuitous sporting journey.

Katie Taylor could feature, as Eddie Hearn hopes to bring boxing back at Matchroom headquarters
# Future Plans
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# Future Plans

Katie Taylor could feature, as Eddie Hearn hopes to bring boxing back at Matchroom headquarters

May 15th 2020, 11:21 PM 2,362 Views 1 Comment

The British Boxing Board of Control indicated bouts can return in two months’ time subject to a series of strict regulations.

Serrano preparing to face four people - 'the three judges and Katie Taylor' - in women's superfight
# Planting The Seed
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# Planting The Seed

Serrano preparing to face four people - 'the three judges and Katie Taylor' - in women's superfight

May 11th 2020, 6:01 PM 5,891 Views 6 Comments

‘Whatever she brings, I’ll be able to bring it harder,’ said the seven-time world champion from Puerto Rico.

AIBA move 2021 World Boxing Championships from New Delhi to Belgrade due to pay dispute
# Jokeshop
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# Jokeshop

AIBA move 2021 World Boxing Championships from New Delhi to Belgrade due to pay dispute

Apr 28th 2020, 10:06 PM 2,054 Views 2 Comments

The Boxing Federation of India claim they were unable to pay the host fee because AIBA’s bank account was frozen.

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''
# Shadow Of Sydney
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# Shadow Of Sydney

'Here I am at the Olympics, halfway through the 1st round, and I'm thinking: 'What the 'f*** is going on?''

Apr 27th 2020, 8:03 PM 33,296 Views 11 Comments

Ireland’s only boxer at the 2000 Olympics, Cork’s Michael Roche, reveals why his 16-year dream turned into a nightmare, and how it followed him home from Sydney.

Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight
# PREDICTION
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# PREDICTION

Shields believes Serrano's 'god-given power' will see her past Taylor in superfight

Apr 6th 2020, 4:12 PM 7,368 Views 7 Comments

Claressa Shields predicts Amanda Serrano v Katie Taylor will work out 60:40 in the Puerto Rican’s favour.

'I feel like my whole life has been in quarantine' - Taylor working from home ahead of new fight date
# In The Basement
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# In The Basement

'I feel like my whole life has been in quarantine' - Taylor working from home ahead of new fight date

Mar 31st 2020, 4:17 PM 4,304 Views 2 Comments

‘I said to my family: ‘You realise you’ve already been in isolation so much when you have to go into quarantine and nothing about your personal life changes.”

Saunders has licence suspended while his promoter Hearn admits he was 'appalled' by video
# Idiotic
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# Idiotic

Saunders has licence suspended while his promoter Hearn admits he was 'appalled' by video

Mar 30th 2020, 2:55 PM 9,820 Views 18 Comments

Eddie Hearn slammed his fighter’s video which made light of domestic violence, saying: ‘It’s one step forward, four steps back with Billy Joe Saunders.’

Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off
# By The Wayside
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# By The Wayside

Katie Taylor's blockbuster fight with seven-weight world champion Amanda Serrano is off

Mar 30th 2020, 12:40 PM 13,247 Views 7 Comments

Promoter Eddie Hearn has confirmed that the 2 May card in Manchester, which included Dillian Whyte versus Alexander Povetkin as the co-main event, has been postponed.

Billy Joe Saunders says sorry for clip giving 'advice' on hitting women
# Apology
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# Apology

Billy Joe Saunders says sorry for clip giving 'advice' on hitting women

Mar 29th 2020, 9:44 AM 14,995 Views 21 Comments

The 30-year-old was subject to intense criticism for his comments.

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers
# Fighting Pride
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# Fighting Pride

Hearn to donate 200 tickets for every boxing show to UK's NHS workers

Mar 28th 2020, 6:10 PM 5,288 Views 2 Comments

For a year after boxing resumes, 200 tickets for every Matchroom show will be reserved for NHS staff, who will be able to attend for free.

Katie Taylor's showdown with Amanda Serrano set to be postponed
# Waiting Longer
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# Waiting Longer

Katie Taylor's showdown with Amanda Serrano set to be postponed

Mar 24th 2020, 2:11 PM 1,763 Views 0 Comments

Confirmation will be made this week, with promoter Eddie Hearn set to hit pause on all boxing events until the summer at least.

Carl Frampton doubts June title fight will go ahead
# The Jackal
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# The Jackal

Carl Frampton doubts June title fight will go ahead

Mar 21st 2020, 9:23 AM 2,500 Views 2 Comments

The 33-year-old has been training on his own at home.

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on
# Collins V Eubank
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# Collins V Eubank

Tractors, hypnotists, and 'what are we doing in a cowshed?' - Sky Sports in Millstreet, 25 years on

Mar 18th 2020, 10:51 PM 29,930 Views 16 Comments

Sky Sports’ head of boxing recalls Steve Collins’ 1995 upset win over Chris Eubank, and the local businessman who became ‘the star of the show’.

Roger Mayweather dies aged 58
# RIP
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# RIP

Roger Mayweather dies aged 58

Mar 17th 2020, 9:01 PM 18,943 Views 3 Comments

He was a former world champion in addition to being the uncle and trainer of Floyd Mayweather.

Tyson Fury’s promoters cast doubt on unification fight with Anthony Joshua
# Heavyweight Clash
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# Heavyweight Clash

Tyson Fury’s promoters cast doubt on unification fight with Anthony Joshua

Mar 16th 2020, 8:30 PM 10,325 Views 6 Comments

Joshua is set to face Kubrat Pulev at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on June 20.