The 2018 World champion Kellie Harrington is part of Ireland’s seven-strong boxing team for the upcoming Olympic Games. File photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Boxing will start with a clean slate for the Tokyo Olympics following an acrimonious contest at the 2016 Games, with the sport’s troubled governing bo(...)

Joe Ward leaves Hamburg with a silver medal. Photograph: Inpho

A proud Joe Ward comes home with a World Championship silver medal after losing his last fight to the world and Olympic champion Cuban Julio La Crux. (...)

Joe Ward in action in his World Chanpionships quarter-final - the Irish southpaw is through to Saturday’s 81kg final after a semi-final win over Uzbekistan’s Bektemir Melikuziev. Photograph: Inpho/AIBA

Joe Ward said it was close. He said it was tight. He said both of them had their moments over the three rounds. That’s also what most of the crowd bel(...)

Britain’s Nicola Adams lands a right against France’s  Sarah Ourahmoune during the women’s flyweight fina. Adams retained her gold medal. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters

Nicola Adams cruised into the history books by becoming the first British boxer to retain an Olympic title in 92 years at Rio Centro on Saturday. The(...)