Lasha Guruli (blue) of Georgia punches Gabil Mamedov (red) of Russia during the men’s lightweight (63kg) preliminary round bout on day two of the European Boxing Olympic qualifying event at the Copper Box Arena in London. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Whatever about the sense and especially the risk of the European Olympic boxing qualifiers happening in London over the coming nine days there is incr(...)

Kellie Harrington is guaranteed a medal in Bulgaria. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Kellie Harrington is guaranteed a medal on her return to the ring after she progressed to the last four of the Strandja Multi-National boxing tourname(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington made her exit from the European Boxing Championships in Sofia on Monday with a bronze medal. Photo: Tommy Dickson

Split decisions went against Ireland, who had to settle for bronze medals in the semi-finals of the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria (...)

Kelly Harrington was the first of Ireland’s boxers to progress at the Womens’ World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Inpho

Kelly Harrington was the first of Ireland’s team of eight athletes at the Womens’ World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan to make it through to round(...)

 Ceire Smith: “I faded maybe in the last round and didn’t stick to tactics which I should have. They were all working perfectly and I’ve no one to blame but myself.”

While Katie Taylor received a bye through to the second round of her sixth consecutive World Championships in Astana, not everything has gone perfectl(...)

Darren O’Neill is into the last eight in Samsun.

Darren O’Neill and David Oliver Joyce are the latest Irish boxers to advance to the quarter-finals of the European Olympic qualifiers in Turkey, but (...)

 Ceire Smith and Christina Desmond both enjoyed wins in Turkey on Monday. Photograph: Inpho

Olympic lightweight champion Katie Taylor took the first step towards defending her title in Rio next August with a win in the European Olympic Qualif(...)

Katie Taylor is among the boxers competing in Samsun, Turkey. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Irish boxing’s bid to improve the numbers of the team to travel to Rio in August begins on Saturday in Samsun, Turkey. Six male and three female box(...)

Katie Taylor has won four Irish titles in previous years, all were secured on walkovers and she has never had to compete in the ring for the title.

More than three years after winning the gold medal in the London Olympic Games, Katie Taylor’s impact on women’s boxing has finally taken eff(...)

Darren O’Neill, who defeated Dubliner John Joe McDonagh in Saturday’s 91kg semi-final at Dublin’s National Stadium to reach his ninth Elite final. Photograph: Inpho

London 2012 Olympian Darren O’Neill believes he has enough in his arsenal to claim his fifth Elite title at the expense of towering Athlone heavyweigh(...)

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