Mira Potkonen

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Katie Taylor. “I love the simple life, the boring life. No, the US hasn’t changed me at all. I mean I’m living in a little one-bed apartment in America.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Really it has never been much different than it is now. Katie Taylor has always folded a boxing career into life on her own terms. If she can look aft(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington has her hand raised after getting a split decision to win gold at the  World Women’s Elite Championships in New Delhi, India. Photograph: AIBA

Kellie Harrington has become Ireland’s latest boxing world champion after the 28-year-old Dubliner won the world lightweight final in New Delhi, India(...)

Kellie Harrington impressed in her opening bout at the World Championship in New Delhi. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ireland’s Kelli Harrington won her first World Championship bout 5-0 in New Delhi, India in the lightweight division that Katie Taylor once called her(...)

Ireland’s Kellie Harrington made her exit from the European Boxing Championships in Sofia on Monday with a bronze medal. Photo: Tommy Dickson

Split decisions went against Ireland, who had to settle for bronze medals in the semi-finals of the Women’s European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria (...)

Kellie Harrington: “Light welterweight was 64kg. I was never actually 64kg. I was always lighter than 64kg but now I look bigger than I did when I was at 64.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It seemed illusionary at the Senior Championships last February. Kellie Harrington, four kilos lighter than she used to be, seemed almost bigger than (...)

Michaela Walsh has won the 54kg gold at the European Union Boxing Championships. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh has taken 54kg gold at the European Union Boxing Championships in Cascia, Italy. 24-year-old Walsh qualified for the final a(...)

Katie Taylor will not be defending her European Championship gold medal. She beat Estelle Mossley in the final in 2014 to secure her sixth title in a row. Photograph: Getty

Katie Taylor is currently in the USA training and will not be travelling to Sofia in Bulgaria next month with the Irish Women’s boxing team to defend (...)

Michael Conlan’s post-defeat interview was grief in sport at it’s most cruel. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ian O’Riordan -Thomas Barr’s dreams become reality Performances of starry-eyed wonder can come at you from all directions at the Olympics, often when(...)

 Katie Taylor makes her way to the ring with coach Zaur Antia: “Nobody can convince me that Katie lost this fight.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Well, we now know what Ireland’s Rio 2016 will be remembered for: those post-competition interviews. From the giddy, zany unconfined joy of the O’Dono(...)

A very disappointed Katie Taylor after losing her Women’s Lightweight 60kg quarter-final bout to Mira Potkonen in Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Storm clouds conspired in many forms over Irish Olympic hopes in Rio yesterday afternoon. At the Gloria marina, Annalise Murphy’s medal race in the l(...)

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