The war that put womens boxing on the map- Gogarty vs Martin

DEIRDRE Gogarty will be inducted into the Women’s Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend.

The Irish puncher was a female pioneer and battled boxing political adversity as well as opponents in her career before eventually becoming World champion.

The legendary Irish fighter, who is cited by Katie Taylor and Christina McMahon as an inspiration, takes most joy out of her World title victory, however her battle with Christy Martin is the stuff of fight legend.

The six round all action clash played out on the undercard of Mike Tyson and Frank Bruno’s massive MGM hosted World title fight back in 1996.

Watch below to see why the fight has gone down in Irish and female fighting folklore.


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years