Mira Potkonen

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Katie Taylor in action against Firuza Sharipova last week. Photo: Paul Greenwood/Inpho

Unless you subscribe to Sky Sports or a streaming service called DAZN you probably won’t have seen a Katie Taylor fight since the 2016 Olympic Games i(...)

Mira Potkonen is declared the winner in her fight against Katie Taylor at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Katie Taylor’s final fight as an amateur boxer in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio has been listed as “suspicious” in the 149 page report into amateur bo(...)

 Katie Taylor and Jennifer Yan at the weigh-in ahead of their fight in Leeds. Photograph: Mark Robinson/Matchroom Boxing

The big reveal this week from Katie Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn is that the undisputed lightweight world champion bought a speed boat. For the boxer(...)

Kellie Harrington shows her relief and joy after receiving her gold medal. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Fresh from smothering coach John Conlan with a long, teary hug, the rims of her eyes still pink from the medal ceremony, the National Anthem and the s(...)

Kellie Harrington with coaches John Conlan and Zaur Antia after her semi-final win over Thailand’s  Sudaporn Seesondee. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The last weekend of the Olympic Games and people are coming up for air after more than two weeks below the surface. From the steamer of the golf cours(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington  before her semi-final fight with Sudaporn Seesondee of Thailand. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Zaur Antia, Ireland’s Georgian-born coach, doesn’t mince his words. Nor does he give much away as Kellie Harrington faces the fight of her life. Bigge(...)

Aidan Walsh with his bronze medal and sister Michaela Walsh, a fellow member of Ireland’s boxing team. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

From the ashes of Rio, it is not a leap of faith to say high performance director Bernard Dunne and his coaching crew have transformed a boxing landsc(...)

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(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after winning against Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee in the women’s light (57-60kg) semi-final. Photograph: Getty Images

Boxing: Kellie Harrington guarantees herself at least silver with lightweight semi-final win (click here to read full report) against Sudaporn Sees(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington celebrates after winning gold at the European Boxing Road To Tokyo Qualifier at Le Grand Dome in Paris at the start of June. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

With 55 Irish women qualifying for the Olympic Games we’re hoping that we’ll have so many contenders for our July and August awards, the deliberations(...)

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