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13 Nov 1992: Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield trade blows during a bout in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Many, varied and troubling are the verses that make up the blues ballad of Riddick Bowe. The boy who grew up, the 12th of 13 children, in a Brooklyn(...)

Dan O’Leary: earned the equivalent of a million dollars in today’s money simply by putting one foot in front of the other

After feasting your eyes on the world’s greatest Olympians, it’s understandable to wonder if you, too, could have been a champion, had certain sports (...)

Kellie Harrington: ‘The support that I’m getting from the community back home... I’ve heard that it’s lit.’ Photograph: John Cowpland/INPHO/Photosport

When Ken Doherty won the snooker world championship back in the day, his mam Rose spent the night of the final “lighting so many candles she could hav(...)

Trayvon Bromell: the American is favourite to win the Men’s 100 Metres title in Tokyo. Photograph: Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Men’s 100 metres final, this Sunday, 1.50pm (Irish time) They were gathering around in small numbers on the streets outside just to get a look at the(...)

Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee poses for a Warner Bros publicity still for the film Enter the Dragon in 1973 in Hong Kong. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Generally, the plotlines were weak and character development non-existent. The romantic interest for the lead man was zero and the dialogue poor to ex(...)

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have been given exclusive access to Ms Toscan du Plantier’s family.

A three-part documentary series about the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier in Co Cork is to be broadcast next year by Netflix, and the makers have (...)

Dave Hannigan with his sons Charlile and Finn.

Some months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks I was driving three Muslim lads through the outskirts of New York City when my battered Honda Accord shud(...)

Daniel Kinahan has been named in court here as part of a global drugs cartel yet there is little echo of his name outside Irish borders. Photograph: Collins

In 1974 an American adviser to Zaire’s dictator Mobutu Sese Seko persuaded Mobutu that the publicity of a boxing match between heavyweights George For(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Delfine Persoon during their  World Lightweight Championship fight at  Madison Square Garden in June 2019. Photograph: Tom Hogan/Inpho

Katie Taylor has Amanda Serrano, Delfine Persoon and Cecilia Braekhus on her radar as she looks to leave behind a legacy that will stand the test of t(...)

Anthony Joshua makes his American debut at Madison Square Garden. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA

Anthony Joshua plans to watch footage of heavyweight greats fighting at Madison Square Garden before defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles there again(...)

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