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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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