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Six Factors In Favour Of A Sensational Conor McGregor Victory

With just hours to go before one of the most eagerly anticipated fights ever, Max Hamid takes a look at six factors in favour of a Conor McGregor win over Floyd Mayweather.  The boxing world has not taken kindly to this fight. The majority of boxing pundits, coaches and fighters see Conor McGregor as an imposter who is tarnishing the …

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Ex-Irish Pro Boxer Steve Collins Predicts McGregor Would Stop Mayweather

New York , United States - 17 March 2017; UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor ahead of Michael Conlan's fight at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of Ireland’s greatest ever boxers, Steve Collins, has made a bold claim by backing Conor McGregor to shock the world in his potential bout with Floyd Mayweather. Long before Ireland’s most known fighter was McGregor, Collins was busy putting Ireland on the map. The 52-year-old was a champion in two weight divisions, both middleweight and super-middleweight. Collins has previously stated …

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Interview: Dylan Meagher & The Future Of Irish Muay Thai

Ireland has always had a fascination with combat sports. Boxing has captivated the Irish nation at Olympic Games for decades. July 1972 saw the greatest of all time, Muhammad Ali, fight Alvin Lewis in front 25,000 baying fans at Croke Park. In recent years Katie Taylor has become a household name and inspiration; rom an often under-covered amateur to a …

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Opinion: Minister Shane Ross’s Comments On MMA Misguided

Rio 2016 Olympic Games Day 11, Riocentro Pavilion, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 16/8/2016 Men's Bantamweight 56kg Quarter-Final Michael Conlan (Red) vs Vladimir Nikitin (Blue) Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Shane Ross TD watches today's bout Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Joel Slattery argues that Shane Ross’s views on mixed martial arts are completely missing the point. Ireland’s Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport made headlines on Friday, calling the sport of MMA “disturbing”. Speaking to the Irish Daily Mail (via RTÉ), Ross said he feels the sport has a long way to go until the government officially recognises it. “This is …

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