Andy Lee this year called time on his ground-breaking, 39-fight career which ultimately gleaned the world middleweight title but he is never too far from the sport which enveloped his life for the best part of three decades. This weekend, the Limerick man is in Los Angeles as his long-time friend Tyson Fury challenges bookmakers’ favourite Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title and Lee is not ruling out an upset, writes
Sat, 01 Dec, 2018
Most of us would be thrilled to be granted the one wish — and even a genie only offers three — but Irish sport is a vast tent that covers many tribes so here are 10 stories we hope to see written in the 12 months to come.
Fri, 29 Dec, 2017
Lost somewhere amidst the furore surrounding Michael Conlan’s professional bows at Madison Square Garden on St Patrick’s Day, Limerick’s former WBO world middleweight champion Andy Lee returns to the ring after a 16-month absence.
Thu, 16 Mar, 2017
Thu, 17 Dec, 2015
For the second time inside 11 months, Dean Walsh and Ray Moylette will clash in the standout bout at the finals of the National Elite Championships, but there is more on the line than national pride tonight (live on TG4 from 7.30pm).
Fri, 11 Dec, 2015
Billy Walsh was tightlipped about his future with Irish boxing yesterday, referring simply to a “plan for Rio” when asked if he would steer the Irish boxers to next year’s Olympics. The Wexford man has been strongly linked to the US women’s team but at yesterdays BGE Leadership Conference he focused on the development of the Irish boxing team.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Promoter Frank Warren claims he is open to the possibility of a rematch between Andy Lee and Billy Joe Saunders taking place in Limerick next year after their world-title bout, originally fixed for Thomond Park next month, was last night postponed for an October date in Manchester.
Thu, 13 Aug, 2015
Katie Taylor has been left bitterly disappointed, according to her father and trainer Peter, after it was confirmed the Olympic champion will not feature on the undercard of Andy Lee’s world-title defence at Thomond Park next month.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015