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Twitter Reacts To Katie Taylor’s Shutout Decision Win Over Former IBF Title Challenger

In moving to 4-0 as a professional, 2012 Olympic gold medallist Katie Taylor looked absolutely electric at the M.E.N Arena on Saturday night. Taking on a seasoned performer in Bulgaria’s Milena Koleva, who fought for the IBF super-featherweight title as recently as January, Taylor swept all eight rounds on the scorecard of referee Howard Foster, who was the lone official …

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Watch: Katie Taylor Scores Scintillating Fifth-Round Stoppage In London

Fighting on the undercard of the massive all-British heavyweight showdown between David Haye and Tony Bellew at London’s O2 Arena on Saturday night, Ireland’s Katie Taylor moved to 3-0 as a professional with a scintillating fifth round TKO of Italy’s Monica Gentili. Taylor entered the sort of performance we have already come to expect from her in the pros, throwing …

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Katie Taylor’s Opponent For Haye Vs Bellew Undercard Confirmed

Ireland’s Katie Taylor will face Italian lightweight Monica Gentili on the undercard of David Haye’s heavyweight clash with Tony Bellew at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night, Matchroom Boxing have confirmed via their website. Gentili sports a modest professional record of 6-6 and has never won outside of her homeland, but she is currently riding a two-fight winning …

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Katie Taylor’s Upcoming Fight Has Been Cancelled

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 10: Katie Taylor reacts after winning her Super-Featherweight contest against Viviane Obenauf at Manchester Arena on December 10, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Katie Taylor is clearly enjoying life as a professional boxer, winning her first two bouts with ease. Her third time entering the ring as a pro was due to be on March 18, on the undercard of Gennady Golovkin in New York, but there has been a high brass argument which has thrown a spanner in the works. As reported by RTÉ, …

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Floyd Mayweather Appears On Showtime To Address Possibility Of McGregor Showdown

Speaking during the broadcast of his fighter Badou Jack’s world title defence, Floyd Mayweather was again asked about the status of a so-called clash with UFC champion Conor McGregor. Of course, the negotiations for this possible mammoth bout are being conducted in a three-way dalliance, with UFC president Dana White at the helm of proceedings. “(Floyd Mayweather) hasn’t talked to …

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Twitter Reacts To Katie Taylor’s Second Professional Victory

Katie Taylor made her long-awaited professional debut on the 26th of November and, though she faced an opponent who was nowhere near her level, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist’s performance really got people talking. She absolutely obliterated Poland’s Karina Kopinska, who had only been stopped on one previous occasion, inside three rounds, displaying lightning fast combination punching and beautiful body-work …

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Twitter Reacts As Katie Taylor Demolishes Opponent On Professional Debut

Ireland’s 2012 Olympic gold medallist and multiple-time world amateur champion Katie Taylor began her professional boxing odyssey on Saturday night, taking on Polish veteran Karina Kopinska in a super-featherweight six-rounder at the Wembley Arena. London was the site of her greatest triumph as an amateur and so it was somewhat fitting that Taylor launched her career in the paid ranks …

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Lynn Harvey: ‘I Believe Boxing Was Sent To Me’

Ciaran Priestley catches up with one of only three professional female boxers in Ireland, Lynn Harvey. Harvey has followed an unorthodox route to a life in professional sport. Admittedly, she was not a sporty kid and went through ‘all the stages of partying and drinking’ during her twenties. At the age of thirty, she enrolled in a boxercise class with …

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Analysis: Why Are Many Irish UFC Fans Only Interested In Conor McGregor?

Before I even write this article I can already imagine some of the comments and reaction that will follow. “I’ve been watching UFC since the first Ultimate Fighter.” “I was watching UFC long before McGregor came along.” “What are you talking about? We support all the Irish fighters!” Ireland has some of the best fans in world sport. That’s a fact. …

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Opinion: Is Ireland Making The Most Of Its Sporting Talent?

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 22/11/2014 Ireland vs Australia Ireland flags at the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

‘Are we wasting our time playing football in Ireland?’ An absurd statement that can’t possibly have any base, foundation or logic to even consider the thought of Ireland without football, but nevertheless, should we focus our sporting talents somewhere else other than football? Football is the world game, the most popular sport in Ireland, at least by playing numbers, and …

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Michael Conlan: A Fighter, Not Just A Boxer

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) Ireland's Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Riocentro Exhibition resembled a wake-house as Vladimir Nikitin’s hand was raised aloft following Tuesday’s quarter-final bout with Michael Conlan. Shock mingled with both anger and sadness. Having had his say with the assembled media, he stormed back to his chambers passing a troop of Irish supporters who looked at him and then at each other, bewildered by the downfall …

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Miguel Cotto & This Week in Boxing

Michael McCarthy is for this week’s edition of TWIB, following a record-breaking weekend for Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto. Boxing can be a cruel game. It tests every aspect of a fighter’s makeup. If there is a flaw or fault in a fighter, physically or mentally, stepping into the ring is one good way of exposing it. On Saturday night, at …

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