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From The42 Monaghan's Aaron McKenna moves to 8-0 with second round stoppage win in California Flying High This post contains videos

Monaghan's Aaron McKenna moves to 8-0 with second round stoppage win in California

The 19-year-old maintained his perfect record with a one-sided victory against Daniel Perales.

From The42 Limerick boxing sensation signs major deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank, and will have Andy Lee in his corner Massive Move

Limerick boxing sensation signs major deal with Bob Arum's Top Rank, and will have Andy Lee in his corner

Paddy Donovan, 20, will be trained and managed by the former middleweight world champion.

From The42 Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan Looking Ahead

Irish boxers' Olympic qualification pathway confirmed in IOC's Tokyo plan

The upcoming AIBA-run world championships in Russia in September and October will not, as is usually the case, offer places to the event.

From The42 Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad Minsk 2019

Medal prospect Irvine a late withdrawal from Ireland's European Games squad

The boxer has pulled out through injury, while Joe Ward will not compete after recently signing a pro deal.

From The42 Ray Moylette to launch comeback in intriguing all-Irish clash in Boston Mayo V Monaghan

Ray Moylette to launch comeback in intriguing all-Irish clash in Boston

‘Sugar Ray’ will face ‘Lethal Larry’ Fryers in Beantown next month.

Hogan and Munguia to feature together in LA ahead of potential world-title rematch

Hogan lost a controversial decision to the Mexican in April, and will take a step closer towards a sequel in October.

From The42 'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights' Going Nowhere

'If big fights can be made, I'd love nothing more than to dance again under them bright lights'

Despite only boxing twice since losses to Gennady Golovkin and Errol Spence Jr, Kell Brook insists he is not ready to retire.

From The42 'He was a punching bag' - Wilder unimpressed by Fury's Vegas victory Flimsy

'He was a punching bag' - Wilder unimpressed by Fury's Vegas victory

The Briton’s second-round stoppage of Tom Schwarz did not impress his heavyweight rival.

From The42 Eric Donovan keen to create lasting memories as he leads Irish Invasion of London Heading Over

Eric Donovan keen to create lasting memories as he leads Irish Invasion of London

The Athy man will headline at the iconic York Hall, Bethnall Green this Saturday night.

From The42 Fury eases to second round stoppage over Schwarz, eyes Wilder rematch in 2020 Coming To America

Fury eases to second round stoppage over Schwarz, eyes Wilder rematch in 2020

The Briton channeled his inner Apollo Creed as he put on a show under the Vegas lights.

From The42 A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting Good Reads

A boxer's coma and his case against Jay-Z, and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on. We’ve thrown a couple of extra ones in here for you this week in case it’s still raining by the time Sunday rolls around.

From The42 London the likely landing spot for Lomachenko v Campbell, says Arum Loma Comin'

London the likely landing spot for Lomachenko v Campbell, says Arum

Lomachenko will face ‘Cool Hand Luke’ at the O2 Arena, according to his promoter.

From The42 Another first-round stoppage for Stevie McKenna as he moves to 2-0 in California In And Out

Another first-round stoppage for Stevie McKenna as he moves to 2-0 in California

It took ‘The Hitman’ only seconds to move to 2-0, 2KOs.

From The42 'They don't know how we ended up out here in California - two Irish lads aged 22 and 19' Locked And Loaded

'They don't know how we ended up out here in California - two Irish lads aged 22 and 19'

Stevie McKenna returns to the ring for his second professional bout in California tonight.

From The42 Wilder: Overhyped Joshua's defeat was 'humiliation and embarrassment at the top of the class' Blame Eddie This post contains videos

Wilder: Overhyped Joshua's defeat was 'humiliation and embarrassment at the top of the class'

‘I’mma blame his promoter for bigging him up like that and always wanna be on the videos, always wanna do the interviews.’

From The42 Arum concerned his former star Pacquiao is risking brain damage by fighting into his 40s Caution

Arum concerned his former star Pacquiao is risking brain damage by fighting into his 40s

The Hall of Fame promoter doesn’t wish to see Pac-Man fight on for much longer.

From The42 Spurs' new stadium in running to host Joshua-Ruiz rematch Talks

Spurs' new stadium in running to host Joshua-Ruiz rematch

Anthony Joshua is keen for a re-run at Madison Square Garden, but Eddie Hearn believes he should take home advantage.

From The42 Quigley to take significant step up against Tureano Johnson as he builds towards world title tilt Serious Scrap

Quigley to take significant step up against Tureano Johnson as he builds towards world title tilt

Bahamian banger Johnson will fancy his chances of derailing the Donegal man’s career and earning a title shot himself.

From The42 Claressa Shields bidding to become fastest three-division champion in boxing history The Chase Is On

Claressa Shields bidding to become fastest three-division champion in boxing history

The 24-year-old American is eyeing a third word title at a third weight class in record time.

From The42 Anthony Joshua is 'finished' after Ruiz humbling, says Tyson Fury Aj

Anthony Joshua is 'finished' after Ruiz humbling, says Tyson Fury

Fellow Brit Tyson Fury thinks AJ’s best days are behind him after he lost his world heavyweight titles.

From The42 'You can't force an athlete to get into the ring' - Contract doesn't guarantee Taylor-Serrano showdown Not So Fast

'You can't force an athlete to get into the ring' - Contract doesn't guarantee Taylor-Serrano showdown

Lou DiBella doesn’t believe Katie Taylor’s contentious victory was a symptom of corruption, but he also didn’t agree with it.

From The42 'If you want a big drama show, tell him' - Golovkin calls for Canelo rematch after explosive return Run It Back

'If you want a big drama show, tell him' - Golovkin calls for Canelo rematch after explosive return

The former unified middleweight champion turned back the clock on Saturday night with a sensational fourth-round knockout of Steve Rolls.

From The42 Olympic medal prospect Ward goes pro after signing with New York promoters Signed And Sealed

Olympic medal prospect Ward goes pro after signing with New York promoters

The 25-year-old had been captain of the Irish amateur boxing team.

From The42 Rematch in Belgium 'makes no sense', says Taylor, after Persoon questions her 'guts' Guts For Garters

Rematch in Belgium 'makes no sense', says Taylor, after Persoon questions her 'guts'

The Bray woman is keen for a rematch, but it’s unlikely to take place in 2019.

From The42 'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters' Controversial

'They're throwing a lot of money on the table and at the end of the day, we're prizefighters'

Former world champion boxer Amir Khan has defended his decision to fight in Saudi Arabia despite concerns over human rights in the country.

From The42 Ruiz pocketed nearly $7m for fighting Anthony Joshua, and his family bashed the bookies too Rocky Mexicano This post contains videos

Ruiz pocketed nearly $7m for fighting Anthony Joshua, and his family bashed the bookies too

The 29-year-old shocked the world and lined his family’s pockets on Saturday night.

From The42 Joshua dismisses rumours he had panic attack ahead of Ruiz loss Boxing This post contains videos

Joshua dismisses rumours he had panic attack ahead of Ruiz loss

A shock defeat to Andy Ruiz Jr at Madison Square Garden has not shaken Anthony Joshua’s faith in his trainer, Rob McCracken.

From The42 Hearn confirms Ruiz v Joshua rematch for winter Win Or Bust

Hearn confirms Ruiz v Joshua rematch for winter

Joshua suffered a shock stoppage to the unfancied Mexican-American in New York on Saturday.

From The42 'It's great to be the best in the world' - Undisputed champion Taylor swarmed by fans in Dublin airport Homecoming This post contains videos

'It's great to be the best in the world' - Undisputed champion Taylor swarmed by fans in Dublin airport

Bray’s world champion was met by fans on her arrival in Dublin Airport following her win over Delfine Persoon on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Minister Shane Ross to hold welcome reception for Katie Taylor at Dublin Airport Homecoming

Minister Shane Ross to hold welcome reception for Katie Taylor at Dublin Airport

The Bray woman was crowned the Lightweight World Boxing Champion in a contentious fight on Saturday night.

From The42 'I wouldn’t want to be like her': Persoon to appeal narrow loss to Taylor Not Having It

'I wouldn’t want to be like her': Persoon to appeal narrow loss to Taylor

The Belgian policewoman was defeated by Taylor in a tight contest at Madison Square Garden.

From The42 Taylor open to Persoon rematch after undisputed title classic Run It Back

Taylor open to Persoon rematch after undisputed title classic

‘I probably just stood there with her a bit too much, but that’s the way it goes, that’s my nature; I do love a good tear-up.’

From The42 'I made my dreams come true' – Ruiz Jr revels in Joshua shock Stunning Upset

'I made my dreams come true' – Ruiz Jr revels in Joshua shock

Anthony Joshua has said he will exercise his rematch clause.

From The42 Andy Ruiz Jr shocks the world and destroys Anthony Joshua to claim heavyweight titles Wow

Andy Ruiz Jr shocks the world and destroys Anthony Joshua to claim heavyweight titles

The replacement opponent, a no-hoper in the eyes of many, peeled himself off the canvas to drop ‘AJ’ four times in a stunning upset.

From The42 We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden The Big One This post contains videos

We have a fight: Katie Taylor weighs in to rapturous reception at Madison Square Garden

Taylor was four pounds heavier than her opponent, but still safely under the lightweight limit.

Taylor could be a bigger star but she's not interested in talking rubbish, says Hearn

The Bray woman’s promoter believes she’ll be top five pound-for-pound, male or female, if she beats Delfine Persoon.

From The42 Volante bought mother a house, Persoon to build new community gym with money for fighting Taylor Katie Money

Volante bought mother a house, Persoon to build new community gym with money for fighting Taylor

The Irishwoman is the highest-paid female fighter on the planet, but her opponents aren’t doing too badly either.

From The42 'This time she will meet an opponent who isn't scared to punch back' Taylor V Persoon

'This time she will meet an opponent who isn't scared to punch back'

Delfine Persoon’s day job used to see her deal with incidents of suicide on Belgian railroads. Understandably, she feels she’s ‘harder’ than Katie Taylor.

From The42 Taylor's team deny accusations they had Persoon removed from New York hotel Jog On

Taylor's team deny accusations they had Persoon removed from New York hotel

The Belgian’s trainer and partner claimed he and Persoon were forced to switch hotels upon Taylor’s insistence.

From The42 Frampton says he had to rely on physical strength to hold his own with Katie Taylor in sparring Brutal Honesty This post contains videos

Frampton says he had to rely on physical strength to hold his own with Katie Taylor in sparring

‘To potentially become undisputed champion inside 15 fights is an amazing achievement no matter how you break it down.’