Adam Nolan lands with a left in his welterweight title fight against John Joe Joyce during the   National Senior Elite Championships at the  National Stadium. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Darren O’Neill gave away just about everything to Ken Okungbowa in last night’s heavyweight title fight in the National Stadium. O’Neill, the Irish(...)

Katie Taylor will now face China’s Jinhua Yin for a place in the final. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Katie Taylor has received a walkover into the semi-finals of the Women’s World Championships in Jeju, South Korea. The Olympiic champion was due to me(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor lands a big right on Finland’s Mira Potkonen during their women’s 60kg last 16 bout at the  2014 AIBA Elite Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju, Korea. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Showing her bloody-minded streak in the Halla Gymnasium in Jeju, Katie Taylor decided to go off message. Late in the afternoon session the defending w(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Estelle Mossely at the European Championships earlier this year in Bucharest. Photograph: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

Among the records in the possession of Katie Taylor, there is one she still doesn’t have. It belongs to an Indian fighter called Mary Kom. This mornin(...)

Joanna, (blue) in action above during the Irish National Elite Championships Finals, lost in her early morning bout to China’s Qiong Lu today.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland’s Claire Grace opened her Word Championships in Jeju in impressive fashion with a unanimous points win over Romanian Christina Stancu.The Iris(...)

 Joanna Lambe and Michaela Walsh: no longer a case of being on Taylor’s undercard. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On the bus on the way back to the hotel in Jeju City last night Dutch middleweight Fontijn Nouchka told a story of how in 2012 she was given the oppor(...)

Pete Taylor: “If the lads are trying to fight without head gear and the girls are fighting with head gear, it’s not the same sport.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Taylor and her three Irish teammates, Michaela Walsh, Clare Grace and Joanna Lambe, will be wearing protective head guards when the World Champ(...)

Katie Taylor (left) in action against Estelle Mossely during the 60kg final at the Polyvalent Arena in Bucharest, Romania. Photo: Octavian Cocolos/Inpho

It seemed an unlikely end when the tears came to Katie Taylor and the words began to choke her up in Bucharest. An audible gasp of relief, the sense o(...)

Katie Taylor: proved too strong for Switzerland’s Sandra Brugger in her opening bout at the European Championships in Bucharest. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

As Katie Taylor entered Bucharest’s Polyvalent Hall from one corner yesterday, Sofya Ochigava was walking out the other. It’s possible Olympic champi(...)

Katie Taylor will fight in the European Championships in Bucharest. Last year the event was cancelled. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sometimes it seems as though Katie Taylor simply salted herself away after the summer of the Big Bang. Sometimes it feels like she appears on the skyl(...)