Katie Taylor. The recent documentary about her is a reminder of how long she has been excelling and how her standards have never dropped. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho.

When Katie Taylor sits in the dressing room to gather her thoughts on Saturday evening, the spirit of Jackie Tonawanda won’t be too far away. They’re (...)

 Conor McGregor is led by an official to an unmarked vehicle while leaving the 78th Precinct of the New York Police Department on  Friday. Photograph: Julio Cortez/AP

Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has been released on $50,000 bail after appearing in a New York city court charged with assault. McGregor ((...)

Jake La Motta  during a training session at Gleason’s Gym, New York in 1949. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Jake LaMotta, who has died aged 95, is generally acknowledged as one of the toughest men to have entered a professional boxing ring – a world middlewe(...)