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The Fighting Irish Photo of the Year – 2016

Here at irish-boxing.com we are lucky to count respected photographer Ricardo Guglielminotti as a friend of the site.

Ricardo runs ‘The Fighting Irish,’ providing high quality photography of all combat sport events on the island.

Throughout the year he has been a fixture at boxing shows and below are the nominees for his photo of the year.

And the nominees are…

The heated press conference head-to-head between Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg in Manchester in February.


A typically-battered looking Jamie Conlan in the midst of his Commonwealth title fight with Anthony Nelson in London in April.


Sean Creagh looks back at a knocked down Gyula Tallosi in Dublin in June.


Stephen Carroll sends Tamas Laska back with a big shot in Dublin in June.


Paul Hyland Jr sends Laszlo Fekete down in Dublin in June.


Eric Donovan lands a beautiful bodyshot on debut opponent Damian Lawniczak in Dublin in June.


Jamie Conlan is the picture of focus before his fight with Patrik Bartos, as Derry Matthews and George Vaughan look on.


Phil Sutcliffe, hair flying, trades punches with Chris Jenkins in Belfast in November.


Promoter Eddie Hearn and manager Brian Peters shake hands after Katie Taylor‘s debut win in London in November.


Joe Ward lifts up Joe Ward Jr following the youngster’s impromptu ring invasion in Dublin in December.


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie