Matthew Macklin and  Jorge Sebastien Heiland at close quarters during their WBC middleweight title eliminator at the 3 Arena in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Matthew Macklin was hearty and brave, but there was no escaping the deep sense of disappointment at the 3Arena on Saturday night.This was supposed to (...)

Irish middleweight Jason Quigley has yet to reveal if he will try to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Irish boxers will find it much harder to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games than they did for London. With the changing landscape in amateur box(...)

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes (red) vs Jasurbek Latipov of Uzbekistan during their quarter-final bout. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Paddy Barnes left the Palace of Sport in Almaty yesterday with possible concussion following his defeat to Uzbekistan’s Jasurbek Latipov. The Belfast (...)

Ireland’s  Paddy Barnes celebrates after knocking out Kenya’s Simon Nzioki during their flyweight last 16 bout at the World Boxing Championships in  Almaty, Kazakhstan. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

A devastating left from flyweight Paddy Barnes finished his fight in the first round and sent him into the quarter-finals of the World Championships i(...)

Ireland’s John Joe Nevin (red) in action against Hungary’s  Krisztian Nagy in a bantamweight quarter-final bout at the European Championships in Belarus. Photograph:  Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Ireland are guaranteed four medals at the European Championships in Minsk after John Joe Nevin, Paddy Barnes, Jason Quigley and Michael Conlan all wo(...)

Joe Ward: the teenager is the light heavyweight European champion and ranked eighth in the world. Photograph: Inpho

The strongest Irish amateur boxing team to step into a ring will learn the names of their first opponents tomorrow when the draw for the European Cham(...)