Katie Taylor in action during her lightweight quarter-final against Mexico’s Victoria Torres at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph:   Inpho

All week in Astana the sun has turned the long straight walkway to the Barys Arena on the outskirts of town into a shimmering haze. When the wind blow(...)

Unanimous winner: Katie Taylor (red) lands a blow on Victoria Torres  in Tuesday’s bout. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor did not realise she had qualified for the Rio Olympics after claiming her third power- and speed-driven win at the Women’s Boxing World C(...)

Ireland’s Katie Taylor is into the World Championships semi-final. Photograph: Ilyas Gun/Inpho

Katie Taylor has qualified for the Rio Olympic Games with a unanimous decision over Mexico’s Victoria Torres and has earned a place in the semi-finals(...)

 Katie Taylor: ‘It’s phenomenal that three Irish girls are  in the quarter-finals. I’m so proud.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

There was a point at the start of the fourth round in the Barys Arena in Astana, Kazakhstan, on Monday when Dayana Sanchez decided to throw the locker(...)

Kellie Harrington pictured with other members of the IABA High Performance squad. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kellie Harrington is fast becoming one of the stars of the Irish boxing team in Kazakhstan, the Irish light welterweight earned a unanimous decision o(...)

Grainne Walsh (second from the right in the front row) is through to the quarter-finals at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grainne Walsh became the third Irish boxer to come though the draw in the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan. The gutsy welterweight won(...)

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