Katie Taylor has won four Irish titles in previous years, all were secured on walkovers and she has never had to compete in the ring for the title.

More than three years after winning the gold medal in the London Olympic Games, Katie Taylor’s impact on women’s boxing has finally taken eff(...)

 “Tiger Woods is Usain Bolt unable to break 11 seconds over 100 metres.”  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was unmistakably John Daly. The billowing orange top, the garish patterned trousers and the redneck haircut. The first two days before the bad weat(...)

Katie Taylor is no longer on the Andy Lee undercard. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Katie Taylor has performed a surprise U-turn and will no longer be on the undercard for Andy Lee’s World Championship title defence next month. Only (...)

Katie Taylor has been added to the undercard for Andy Lee’s upcoming fight. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Despite the offensive comments about women from Andy Lee’s middleweight opponent, Billy Joe Saunders, Ireland’s Katie Taylor will appear on the underc(...)

Kurtis Wade performing at a fundraising concert in aid of the Berkeley balcony collapse families at the Academy in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A fundraising event for survivors of the Berkeley balcony collapse and their families drew a large crowd to the Academy on Abbey Street in Dublin on T(...)

Andy Lee celebrates becoming WBO middleweight world champion after victory over Matt Korobov at the The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Photograph: INPHO/Raymond Spencer

Following his concussive counter-right hook for a sixth round technical knock-out that crumbled the dreams of two-time world amateur champion Matt Kor(...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland knocks down Kiko Martinez of Spain during their IBF super-bantamweight world title bout. Photograph  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is one thing to win a world title, but another to take a city with you. Late on a cool Saturday night at the outdoor event in the Titanic Quarter,(...)

Kiko Martinez and Carl Frampton stare each other down during today’s weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s IBF super-bantamweight title fight. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Belfast has always seemed to possess a grim sense of humour. That Carl Frampton’s second meeting with Kiko Martinez takes place on the slipway of the (...)

 Ireland’s Conor McGregor with Diego Brandao of Brazil at the UFC Fight Night Dublin in the 02. Photograph: ©INPHO/Rodrigo Romos

Three days after his four-minute win over Diego Brandao in Dublin last week, Conor McGregor’s next fight was confirmed for 10 weeks later (Sept 27th) (...)

Dublin’s Conor McGregor at the weigh-in for his fight with Diego Brandaoat the O2 Arena. Photograph: James Crombie / Inpho

Conor McGregor sees himself as something of prophet, a man who at various stages has foreseen the future and is leading his people along that prede(...)