Boxing News

Gold for Conlan and Ward

August 17, 2015
Congratulations again to Ireland's  Michael Conlan and Joe Ward who won gold medals at the Elite European Boxing Championships in Bulgaria at the weekend on unanimous decisions. Conlan upgraded his silver medal from Minsk in 2013 to gold in Samokov on Saturday as he claimed victory over Britain’s Ashfaq. Conlan scored heavily towards the end […]

Walsh and Conlan Impressive

August 11, 2015
Michael Conlan and Dean Walsh have advanced to the quarter-finals of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria. Conlan, in his first fight at this level since the 2013 European Elite final, beat France’s Anthony Brett 30-27, helped by switching from orthodox to southpaw for the entire contest. Walsh progressed to the last eight on a unanimous decision […]

European Boxing Update

August 10, 2015
Joe Ward is through to the last 16 of the European Elite Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria, but  Dean Gardiner is out of the tournament. Ward, the 2011 European Elite champion, outclassed Russia’s Idris Shakhmonov on a unanimous decision (30-25,30-27,30-26), with one judge giving Ireland’s AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) fighter two 10-8 rounds. The Irish southpaw will […]

McComb Wins European Bronze Medal

June 26, 2015
Sean McComb won a bronze medal in Baku after losing his lightweight semi-final to Azerbaijan's  Albert Selimov. The impressive and vastly experienced number one seed Selimov won on a unanimous decision over the Belfast 22-year-old. McComb hopes took a blow in the second round with a bad cut on his right temple from a clash of […]

Taylor in European Games Final

June 26, 2015
Olympic champion and five-time world champion Katie Taylor beat Azerbaijan’s Yana Alekseevna on a split decision to reach the women’s lightweight final. It was a close-fought battle Taylor was pushed to the limit by Alekseevna who was roared on by the partisan home crowd. The three judges all scored the bout 38-38 but two of […]

Silver Lining for Irvine in Baku

June 26, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Irvine who produced another big performance at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan , but fell just short in the 49kg final to Russian southpaw Bator Sagaluev. The ex World Series of Boxing fighter was handed a split decision over the Irishman after three, three minute rounds at the Crystal Hall. The experienced Sagaluev, […]

Irvine in European Games Final

June 24, 2015
Team Ireland's Brendan Irvine has beaten Ukraine's Dmytro Zamotayev to book a spot against Russia's Bator Sagaluev in the Baku 2015 light flyweight final. Belfast's Irvine lost the opening round against Zamotayev, but fought back to secure the win and a place in Thursday's final on a unanimous 3-0 decision. The first round went the way of the Ukraine fighter but […]

Taylor and O'Reilly in Semi-Finals

June 24, 2015
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Katie Taylor and Michael O'Reilly as they are each guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the European Games in Baku.Disappointment though for Darren O'Neill. Taylor defeated Sweden's Ida Lundblad in the quarter-finals and was on the attack from the opening bell. Taylor took the opening round on all three judges’ […]

Walsh Defeated in Close Contest

June 23, 2015
Dean Walsh however, was defeated by Germany’s Kastriot Sopa in the light welterweight quarter-finals in a very close encounter. A second round warning put the Irish boxer under huge pressure going into the final round and Walsh was unable to make up the difference as the awkward German took the contest on a unanimous 3-0 decision to […]

Team Ireland in Action Today

June 23, 2015
Schedule for Team Ireland: Tuesday 23 June             3x3 Basketball 19:30 Women's Pool C Ireland vs Slovenia   Badminton   MAGEE Chloe 09:40 Women's Singles Group Play Stage Group F Chloe Magee vs Kristine Sefere (LAT)     MAGEE Chloe and MAGEE Sam 13:40 Mixed Doubles Group Play Stage A […]

Gardiner and Smith defeated in QF

June 23, 2015
Cavan flyweight Ceire Smith and Clonmel super-heavyweight Dean Gardiner were both beaten in fights where a victory would have secured medals. Both boxers put in excellent performances and were unfortunate not to progress. Smith was beaten by Russia's Saiana Sagateva in a split decision, while a unanimous points decision did for Gardiner, where all three […]

Nolan and Gardiner into last 8

June 20, 2015
Outstanding performances from Welterweight Adam Nolan and Super Heavyweight Dean Gardner this evening means both will be fighting for medals in their respective quarter finals. Nolan defeated Italian Dario Morello 3-0 and Gardiner defeated another Italian Guido Vianello  3-0 having recovered from a first round knock down. More to follow.....

McComb into quarter final

June 20, 2015
Congratulations to Sean McComb won  his lightweight bout against Donato Cosenza from Italy, the tall Belfast man winning all three rounds (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) for the unanimous win. McComb now goes into the quarter-final bout on Tuesday where a victory will guarantee him a bronze medal, his opponent in that round being Yasin Yilmaz from Turkey. […]

Casey defeated in last 16

June 20, 2015
Myles Casey was defeated by Azerbaijan's Elvin Mamishzada in the last 16 of the  men's flyweight (52kg) . Many neutrals in the crowd thought Casey won the fight ... more to follow  

Michaela Walsh exits in last 16

June 20, 2015
Belfast bantam Michaela Walsh bowed out of the European Games in Azerbaijan  on a unanimous decision to Russia’s Elena Saveleva. The London 2012 Olympian won all four rounds to earn a 40-36, 40-36,39-37 unanimous decision. Walsh lost the first frame today, but almost edged the second, the judges leaning in favour of the World bronze […]

Smith impressive in victory

June 19, 2015
Team Ireland's Ceira Smith progressed to the last-eight following an excellent win over Norway's Camila Johansen. The flyweight's victory means Ireland now have seven wins from eight after claiming all four rounds. The Irish champion will now meet Russia’s Salana Sagatavea in the quarter-finals. Meanwhile, it is going to be a busy day for the Irish coaching staff […]

Impressive win by Irvine

June 19, 2015
Congratulations to Brendan Irvine  cruised into the quarter-finals of the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan after an impressive win at the Crystal Hall in the Azeri capital today. Irvine recorded his second straight victory over Bulgaria’s Tinko Banabakov to make it six wins out of seven for Team Ireland so far. Irvine won the three rounder […]

Sean McComb into last 16

June 18, 2015
Congratulations to Sean McComb who has defeated Ukraine's Tymur Beliak (29-28 x2 and 30-27) to progress to the last 16 of the Men's Lightweight 60kg.

O'Reilly into last 16

June 17, 2015
More success in the Baku 2015 Boxing competition with Portlaoise's Michael O'Reilly a comprehensive winner over  Croation Sanjin Pol Vrgoc in the 75kg division, beating his opponent 3-0.O'Reilly will now face Emir Sabotic from Montenegro on Sunday 21st June.  

Coach and Father roles combined

June 17, 2015
Irish coach Peter Taylor suffers every time one of his boxers takes a blow in training or competitive bouts. It is particularly so when the fighter in question is his daughter Katie Taylor, widely regarded as the greatest women boxer in the history of the sport. As her father and her coach, Peter admits it is sometimes […]

Nolan into last 16

June 17, 2015
Congratulations to Team Ireland's Adam Nolan defeated Albant Beqiri 3-0 in Men's Welter (69kg)............ more to follow    

Walker performs superbly

June 16, 2015
Kurt Walker, the final Irish boxer in action today, was edged out on a split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) by Nazirov Bakhtovar. The Russian took the first frame on two of the judges’ cards, and that ultimately proved to be enough to secure victory in a very tight bantamweight three-rounder. Bakhtovar claimed the second frame 10-9 […]

Darren O'Neill into last 16

June 16, 2015
Team Ireland southpaw and heavyweight Darren O’Neill, pictured, made it two wins from two for Ireland at the European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan today. The Irish Elite champion, who is captaining the Irish squad in the Azeri capital, scored an emphatic unanimous decision (30-27,30-24,30-26) over Romania’s Ionut Jitaru to book his ticket into the last […]

Historic win for Miles Casey

June 16, 2015
Limerick’s Myles Casey and Ivan Fihurenka of Belarus made their own piece of boxing history by becoming the first boxers to compete at the inaugural European Games in Baku. It was Team Ireland Men's Flyweight boxer who got Ireland off to the perfect start this afternoon defeating Fihurenka 3-0. Congratulation Miles! Next up Kurt Walker […]

Baku Boxing Draw Announced

June 15, 2015
The draw for the European Games Boxing competition has been made in Baku.             Boxing Schedule: Team Ireland first fights by date   16th June 2015                    Myles Casey                                       1st Fight of Games                            Afternoon session starting at 12-30 16th June 2015                    Darren O’Neill                                   Last fight of session                        Afternoon session 16th […]

Walsh looking for positive start

June 15, 2015
Team Ireland head coach Billy Walsh has stressed the importance of a positive start at the inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan tomorrow. The 12-strong Irish squad, which includes Olympic champion Katie Taylor, weigh-in in Baku between 7.0 and 9.0 local time this morning. The draw will be held after the weigh-in, with men's boxing […]

Taylor is Ireland and European Games Flag Bearer

June 12, 2015
London 2012 lightweight gold medallist Katie Taylor has been selected as Team Ireland’s flag bearer for the opening ceremony for the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The five-time world champion will lead out the Ireland squad in the inaugural continental games at the at the 63,000 capacity Olympic Stadium in the Azeri capital. Taylor, an athlete Ambassador for […]

Katie Taylor arrives in Baku

June 9, 2015
Irish athletes continue to arrive in Baku and are settling into the Athlete Village. Katie Taylor arrived in with her father and coach Peter Taylor. They were joined by Triathlon's Russell White and Aaron O'Brien and Karate's Karen Dolphin.This afternoon Irish Boxing Team performance coaches, Billy Walsh, Zaur Antia and Gerry Storey entered Team Ireland HQ […]

Katie Taylor plans to make history at Baku 2015

May 27, 2015
Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion Katie Taylor plans to make history at Baku 2015 Ireland’s Olympic champion boxer Katie Taylor has revealed her plans to make history at Baku 2015 in a video created for the Baku 2015 European Games website. Miss Taylor is the most decorated athlete in the history of women’s […]

Taylor to box ahead of Baku 2015

May 15, 2015
Katie Taylor will be testing a niggling injury to her wrist this weekend ahead of next month’s inaugural European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Olympic lightweight champion will meet Swedish pair Agnes Alexiusson at the Ballywaltrim Community Centre, followed by Pernila Gustavsson on a Trojan BC. The double header will be the Bray BC orthodox’s first competitive fights […]



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