Kurt Walker

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Ireland’s Kellie Harrington  celebrates after defeating Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand in the Lightweight semi-final at the Kokugikan Arena in  Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Patience, keep your distance, don’t be drawn into a brawl. These might seem like quaint instructions to give a boxer in an Olympic semi-final. But, no(...)

Billy Walsh consoles Kurt Walker after his defeat in Tokyo. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Every Olympic boxing bout ends in emotional overflow, depending on which arm is raised, this one ending in some bittersweet symphony too. Kurt Walker(...)

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There is no one look of loss on the face of an Olympic medal hope. They all look on it differently, some torn between shock and surprise, others betwe(...)

Aidan Walsh celebrates victory over Merven Clair of Mauritius in the welterweight quarter-final, a result  which guarantees him at least a bronze medal. He now faces Britain’s  Pat McCormack for a place in the final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

If it becomes part of Irish Olympic lore as a Super Sunday in Tokyo, it is also likely boxing won’t be found wanting. The golf with Rory McIlroy and(...)

Ireland’s Emmet Brennan after losing his men’s light heavyweight round of 32 fight against Dilshodbek Ruzmetov. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

How badly the senses are dimming. Day six and the thorium rods have plunged and the coolant isn’t working. It’s a partial core melt. I thought the pi(...)

Kurt Walker will be the first Irish boxer in action at the Olympic Games in Tokyo when he takes on Spain’s Jose Quiles Brotons on Saturday. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Three members of the Irish boxing team including 2018 World Champion Kellie Harrington have received byes in the first round of the Olympic event in T(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates her win over Maiva Hamadouche of France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Kellie Harrington has sealed her place at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo after defeating French professional Maiva Hamadouche at the European qua(...)

Ireland’s Kurt Walker reacts after Germany’s Hamsat Shadalov gets the decision during the Road To Tokyo Boxing Qualifying Event at the  Copper Box Arena in  London last March. Photograph: Andrew Fosker/Inpho

Lisburn featherweight Kurt Walker will join Brendan Irvine on the plane to the Tokyo Olympics without even throwing a punch following a major qualific(...)

The  Copper Box Arena in London where the Road to Tokyo European Boxing Olympic Qualifying Event took place. Photograph: James Chance/Getty Images

Bernard Dunne, the high-performance director of Irish boxing, asked for the entire Irish boxing team, coaching staff and back-up team to be tested for(...)

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