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Michael Conlan lost on a split decision  to Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals of the bantamweight division in Rio de Janeiro during the 2016 Games.  Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post via Getty Images

A major investigation into boxing at the 2016 Olympic Games has identified seven to 10 suspicious matches where bout manipulation is likely to have ta(...)

Ireland’s Paddy Barnes after exiting the Rio Olympics. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Paddy Barnes has confirmed he is turning professional and leaving amateur boxing behind. Barnes explained he was se(...)