Ireland’s TJ Doheny  reacts after winning the 12-round IBF super bantamweight title bout against Japan’s  Ryosuke Iwasa  in Tokyo. Photograph: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Ireland has a new boxing world champion in Australian based TJ Doheny. The Portlaoise 31-year-old earned his strap the hard way by upsetting Japanese (...)

Brendan Ingle pictured ringside in 1997. Photograph: Inpho/Allsport

The boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, who has died aged 77 after a brain haemorrhage, could rightly be viewed as one of the most important men in the hist(...)

Patrick Hyland: “I said, ‘how can it get bigger for me?’ I come from Jobstown and I’m fighting on pay-per-view in Las Vegas. It’s a dream.”  Photograph: Inpho

Dubliner Patrick Hyland is taking inspiration from a pair of Mexican ring legends as he bids to upset the odds in his world-title bout Saturday night(...)

Former Ireland Boxing Head Coach Billy Walsh makes his way through the departures of Dublin Airport last Thursday. Photograph: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Up to a week ago, most people couldn’t have picked Billy Walsh out in a crowd. Then suddenly he was the lead item on RTÉ One’s Six One News, as heads (...)

Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland knocks down Kiko Martinez of Spain during their IBF super-bantamweight world title bout. Photograph  Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

It is one thing to win a world title, but another to take a city with you. Late on a cool Saturday night at the outdoor event in the Titanic Quarter,(...)

Kiko Martinez and Carl Frampton stare each other down during today’s weigh-in ahead of Saturday’s IBF super-bantamweight title fight. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Belfast has always seemed to possess a grim sense of humour. That Carl Frampton’s second meeting with Kiko Martinez takes place on the slipway of the (...)