IT will rank as one of the most iconic images of the year as a video circulated on Sunday, June 6. Aidan Walsh stepped out of the ring at Le Grande Dome in Paris having defeated Ievgenii Barabanov in the quarter-final of the European Olympic Qualifier to book his place at the Tokyo Games with older sister Michaela, who had achieved the same feat less than an hour earlier following victory over Stephanie Thour, there to embrace her brother.
HE may have just graduated with a degree in Quantity Surveying, but Colm Murphy’s immediate future will be to construct a career in professional boxing having penned a deal with Mark Dunlop’s MHD Promotions stable.
THE latest craze of exhibition bouts between boxer and entertainer may send the eyes rolling as we get another answer to a question that nobody asked, but on September 11 in Galway, a very special showdown between comedian, Stevo Timothy and Paddy Barnes will prove that such ventures can really make a difference.
TOMMY McCarthy and Chris Billam-Smith came face-to-face on Monday as it was officially announced the pair will tangle on July 31 for McCarthy's European, Billam-Smith's Commonwealth and the vacant British cruiserweight belts.