Joe Ward

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RIO 2016 Olympian Joe Ward is on course for his third European title in the Kharkiv, Ukraine, but Antrim’s Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker had to settl(...)

Sean McComb: edged a split decision over Russia’s World Elite light-welter champion Vitaly Dunaystev at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine yesterday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

Sean McComb: “It was a tough and tricky fight having boxed each other just a few months ago, but I listened to Zaur in the corner. He had a plan and it worked very well.”

Irish light-welter Sean McComb is putting his trust in Irish head coach Zaur Antia after sensationally doing the double over Russia’s World Elite ligh(...)

Joe Ward in action against  Anthony Browne during the National Elite Championship  Finals at the  National Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Joe Ward promised to move “onwards and upwards” as he began his efforts to rebuild from the disappointment of the Rio Olympics by reclaiming the Irish(...)

Michael Conlan was devastated  following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Before the Olympic Opening ceremony had even taken place Irish coaches Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger and John Conlan slipped out of the Rio hotel where the(...)

Ireland’s Michael Conlan following his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Michael Conlan claims that the Irish boxing team were being punished in Rio for an interview carried out with former judge Séamus Kelly days before th(...)

Michael Conlan during his fight with Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in the boxing Men’s bantamweight quarterfinal. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

A leading international boxing commemorator has described Michael Conlan’s loss at the hands of judges as “disgraceful” but said the Irish team overal(...)

A distraught Michael Conlan following his defeat to Russia’s  Vladimir Nikitin in the quarter-finals of the men’s bantamweight at the  Riocentro. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There was a moment when all his talking was done and his father John was expressing his disgust at the ‘amateur’ boxing world, Michael Conlan laid hi(...)

USA coach Billy Walsh with flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas before his round of 32 win over Brazil’s Juliao Neto in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The defeat of Katie Taylor in her first fight in Rio brings boxing in a full circle. A week beginning with scandal has ended in disappointment as Padd(...)

Michael Conlan in action against Aram Avagyan of Armenia. Photo: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Michael Conlan’s father and coach John, a Dubliner who moved to Belfast in the 1980s, spoke candidly for the first time of his disappointment and the (...)

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