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Galway Boxer Slapped With Eight-Month Ban For Weigh-In Altercation

Galway boxer Peter McDonagh has learned his fate for the role he played in the chaotic weigh-in scene prior to his fight with Shayne Singleton back in September.  McDonagh and Singleton had a clear beef in the buildup to this encounter and although the Irishman came away from the ten-rounder with a close decision victory, he must now face the …

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Portlaoise Puncher TJ Doheny Earns IBF Title Shot With Win In Bangkok

Ireland’s TJ Doheny earned himself a crack at the IBF super-bantamweight title with a win in Bangkok on Wednesday. The undefeated Portlaoise puncher, who is promoted by Ken Casey’s Murphys Boxing outfit, was originally supposed to face former IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich in a final eliminator in Ekaterinberg, Russia on December 15th, but Gradovich was forced to withdraw from …

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Watch: Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan Demolishes Antoine Douglas For Biggest Win Of His Career

Cork native Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan was in action in Montreal, Canada on Saturday night, taking on hot American prospect Antoine Douglas. O’Sullivan came away with a stunning victory, stopping his opponent in the seventh round via a flurry of demolishing punches. While the referee gave the 25-year-old every chance to recover having been floored, it was clear there was nobody …

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Watch: Two Incredible Moments From Katie Taylor’s Enthralling Battle With Jessica McCaskill

If you haven’t seen Katie Taylor’s WBA title bout with Jessica McCaskill, it is certainly worth checking out in full… Heading into her WBA lightweight title defence last night, Katie Taylor was the overwhelming favourite with most pundits predicting that the Irish champion would walk through her American opponent. However, Taylor was given a much tougher fight than most expected …

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Watch: Irish Heavyweight Sean ‘Big Sexy’ Turner Scores Upset KO Win Over Former David Haye Foe

Former world amateur champion and Olympic bronze medalist Michael Conlan wasn’t the only Irish boxer in action on Saturday night. Conlan scored a convincing unanimous decision win over Argentina’s Luis Fernando Molina in a six-rounder on the undercard of the massive Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux fight in New York, but in the hours before the Belfast boxer stepped into …

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Who Are The Women Katie Taylor Must Defeat To Unify The Lightweight Division?

Katie Taylor’s post-fight comments at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday night said an awful lot about her character. She had just scored a unanimous decision win over the rugged, tough and durable Argentine Anahi Esther Sanchez over ten rounds. Yet she was critical, characterizing her own performance as “a bit wild at times.” She had just claimed the WBA …

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Twitter Reacts As Katie Taylor Claims World Title In Cardiff

CARDIFF, WALES - OCTOBER 28: Katie Taylor celebrates victory after the WBA Lightweight World Championship contest against Anahi Sanchez at Principality Stadium on October 28, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor claimed her first world title as a professional on Saturday night, as she outpointed Anahi Esther Sanchez over a rough, physical ten rounds at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. After pipping a pretty uneventful first round, Taylor almost closed the show in the second, dropping her Argentine opponent with a vicious and beautifully placed body shot. Sanchez …

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Carl Frampton Confirms New Promoter, Reveals He Has Been Guaranteed Windsor Park Bout

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Carl Frampton looks on prior to the World Super-Bantamweight title contest against Scott Quigg at Manchester Arena on February 27, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Former super-bantamweight and featherweight world titlist Carl Frampton confirmed in his Sunday Life column this morning that he has signed a promotional deal with Frank Warren. According to Frampton, Warren just beat out Matchroom Boxing and Eddie Hearn in the hunt for his signature, meaning that the Belfast native’s future fights will be broadcast on BT Sport in the U.K. …

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Watch: Michael Conlan Absolutely Drills Previously Unbeaten Foe In Tuscon

In his fourth professional outing, Michael Conlan finally faced an opponent with a little ambition, an opponent who came to do more than merely survive, and the​ two-time Irish Olympian took advantage of Kenny Guzman’s game efforts to score the most spectacular finish of his career thus far. After each of his three previous fights, Conlan appeared frustrated despite picking …

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Eddie Hearn Confirms Katie Taylor Will Face WBA Lightweight Champ On October 28th

As expected, Katie Taylor will challenge for world honours on the undercard of IBF and WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s title fight with Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on October 28th. Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn announced today that the Bray boxer’s opponent will be WBA lightweight champion Anahi Esther Sanchez of Argentina. Delighted to announce @KatieTaylor …

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Michael Conlan To Face Unbeaten American In Fourth Pro Outing Later This Month

Online boxing records database Boxrec have confirmed that Ireland’s Michael Conlan will face unbeaten American Kenny Guzman on September 22nd at the Convention Center in Tuscon, Arizona. In his three pro bouts thus far, Conlan has struggled to show his true class against journeymen with spoiler mentalities. After his second outing in the paid ranks, a May bout against Mexico’s …

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Carl Frampton Releases Heartbreaking Statement After Missing Weight For Homecoming Fight

Carl Frampton

In news that broke earlier today, Carl Frampton missed weight for his homecoming featherweight title fight following against Andrés Gutiérrez tomorrow night.  The fight will still go ahead, but, disappointingly, it means that the fight is no longer a WBC title eliminator for Frampton. ‘The Jackal’ weighed in 1 lb over the 126 lbs weight limit for the featherweight division in …

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