Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao ahead of their world title fight in  Las Vegas in May. Photograph: Jonathan Alcorn/EPA

Some weeks before the revelations of Russian doping swept the globe, Thomas Hauser, the venerable American writer, told the story of Floyd Mayweather (...)

Web Summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave at the RDS yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

It just wouldn’t be the start of Web Summit without a morning radio rant from summit co-founder Paddy Cosgrave. He delivered energetically yesterday (...)

 Michael Conlan: “Picking up the world number one spot is a great achievement.” Photograph:    Brendan Moran/ Sportsfile/Web Summit

Michael Conlan, the most recent Irish boxing World Champion, is this week officially ranked as the number one bantamweight in the world. The west Belf(...)

Michael Conlan, from Belfast, with his daughter Luisne (three months) and the gold medal he won in the Boxing world championship in Doha, at Dublin Airport, Friday, October 16th, 2015. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

We live in a golden age of Irish boxing - and none more golden than the medal around the neck of new world champion Michael Conlan. He was greeted at(...)

Had Joe Ward opted to throw caution to the wind from the opening bell of his World Championship light-heavyweight final bout he may have become Ire(...)

Ireland’s Joe Ward lost out to Julio La Cruz in the light-heavyweight final. Photo: Paul Mohan/SPORTSFILE

Just over 24 hours after Michael Conlan became the first Irish man to claim gold at the World Boxing Championships, Joe Ward was unable to follow h(...)

 Michael Conlan, right, Ireland, exchanges punches with Murodjon Akhmadaliev, of Uzbekistan during their ’s Bantamweight final bout. Photo: Paul Mohan / SPORTSFILE

Michael Conlan returned to his corner at the end of the first round of his World Championship final and a resigned Billy Walsh asked him: “So I guess (...)

Michael Conlan (left) exchanges punches with Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus, in the world championship bantamweight 56kg semi-final bout. Conlan fights for world title tonight. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Back in April, Michael Conlan was on the verge of stepping out of a Venezuelan hotel and on to a flight towards professional boxing. Tonight, the 2(...)

Dzmitry Asanau, Belarus stumbles during his bout with Michael Conlan during their Men’s Bantamweight 56kg Semi-Final bout in the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, Doha, Qatar on Sunday night. Photograph: Paul Mohan / Sportsfile

Michael Conlan became the second Irish male to qualify for a World Championship final with victory at the Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiya Arena in Doha on Su(...)

Joe Ward won his opening bout in the World Championships in Doha, moving him within two wins of Olympic qualification. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Ward is two victories away from Olympic qualification after winning his opening bout at the World Championships in Doha on Friday. The Moate light(...)