Michael Conlan

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Michael Conlan reacts to the judges’ decision after his defeat to Vladimir Nikitin in Rio. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

An investigation into possible corruption during the Olympic boxing competition at Rio 2016 is to be led by Professor Richard McLaren, the man who unc(...)

Robert De Niro as Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull: An irreparably depraved, crouching brawler of a boxer who arrives on screen a ready-made ball of threat and jealousy

It is 1964. Shirt buttons straining around his midriff, Robert De Niro’s overweight character Jake LaMotta, the troubled and troubling former middlewe(...)

Paddy Barnes leads Team Ireland out at the Opening Ceremony of the 2016 Olympics. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With the golfers to be added, the boxing team to resume their qualification process, judo and badminton to ratify names, swimmers to swim and the rugb(...)

Carl Frampton returned to the ring on Saturday night in London. File photograph: Inpho

Carl Frampton made a triumphant return to the ring with a seventh-round stoppage of Darren Traynor on Saturday night. The 33-year-old Northern Irishm(...)

 ‘Fat’ Freddie Thompson and Daniel Kinahan  at the funeral of David Byrne who was shot dead in the Regency Hotel attack. Photogtaph: Collins Dublin.

Boxing has always been the wild west of sport. Its dark underbelly, the guaranteed blood and the questionable morality has always been a bestseller. (...)

Pat Hickey opens his hotel room  door to a Rio police officer on the morning  of August 17th, 2016.

Like a John Cassavetes movie or the ‘lost in the bowels of the stadium’ sequence from the mocumentary ‘This is Spinal Tap’ we all vicariously lingered(...)

Last year MTK-planned events starring Tyson Fury in the Cork Opera House and the Helix were cancelled when graffiti threatening more violence was discovered outside the Dublin venue. Photograph: Bradley Collyer/PA Wire

In the summer of 2013, I spent an enjoyable afternoon in the company of Matthew Macklin at a small gym near Wall Street. He gave an open session and i(...)

Michael Conlan scored a unanimous decision over Vladimir Nikitin in New York. Photograph: Emily Harney/Inpho

Michael Conlan avenged his controversial 2016 Olympic Games defeat to Vladimir Nikitin with a decisive victory over the Russian at Madison Square Gard(...)

A furious Michael Conlon shows what he thinks of the judges following his controversial defeat to Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final at the Rio Olympics.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They were the middle fingers which sent shockwaves around the world and changed Olympic boxing forever. Michael Conlan had just succumbed to a points(...)

Michael Conlan (L) stopped Diego Alberto Ruiz in the ninth in Belfast. Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho

A hand injury almost derailed what was in the end a carefree victory for Michael Conlan in The Falls Park, Belfast on Sunday morning. The former amate(...)

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