Billy Walsh

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Michael Conlan during his fight with Vladimir Nikitin of Russia in the boxing Men’s bantamweight quarterfinal. Photograph: Christian Petersen/Getty Images

A leading international boxing commemorator has described Michael Conlan’s loss at the hands of judges as “disgraceful” but said the Irish team overal(...)

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(...)

USA coach Billy Walsh with flyweight boxer Antonio Vargas before his round of 32 win over Brazil’s Juliao Neto in Rio. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The defeat of Katie Taylor in her first fight in Rio brings boxing in a full circle. A week beginning with scandal has ended in disappointment as Padd(...)

Katie Taylor “not lacking any confidence and is always looking to improve.”

Conspicuously low key, Katie Taylor has not been spotted this week in Rio, not at the boxing, not wandering around Olympic Park. On Monday she step(...)

Ireland’s Michael O’Reilly (right) lands a punch on Azerbaijan’s Xaybula Musalov during their boxing men’s middle (75kg) match at the Baku 2015 European Games in Baku June, 2015. Photograph: Getty Images

When the process finally plays out and the Michael O’Reilly story becomes one of the distant casualties of the Rio Games, the young middleweight will (...)

A dejected Paddy Barnes after his defeat to Samuel Carmona Heredia. “At the end of the first round my energy was completely gone. I had nothing to give.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This is how the Olympic world reveals itself to be a flimsy reality. Paddy Barnes is standing by himself as his coach John Conlan lauds him in an empt(...)

Post office robbery: Gardaí praised the quick thinking of a father and son and another local man who detained a raider who was carrying what turned out to be an imitation gun

Three members of the public jumped on a man who had just robbed a post office in Mullinavat, Co Kilkenny. The raider went into the post office at 12.(...)

Katie Taylor loses a split decision against France’s Estelle Mossely in the World Championship semi-final in Astana. The fight was so close that on another day it could have ended up as a unanimous decision for the Bray fighter. Photograph: Inpho

The scoring was everything. Katie Taylor was maybe one or two per cent off her game and she allowed her fight against Estelle Mossely to come down to (...)

Katie Taylor in action during her lightweight quarter-final against Mexico’s Victoria Torres at the  Women’s World Boxing Championships in Astana, Kazakstan. Photograph:   Inpho

All week in Astana the sun has turned the long straight walkway to the Barys Arena on the outskirts of town into a shimmering haze. When the wind blow(...)

Unanimous winner: Katie Taylor (red) lands a blow on Victoria Torres  in Tuesday’s bout. Photograph: Inpho

Katie Taylor did not realise she had qualified for the Rio Olympics after claiming her third power- and speed-driven win at the Women’s Boxing World C(...)

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