The Top 20 Most Popular Irish Boxers

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Just over a year ago Irish-Boxing.com compiled a list of the Top 20 most popular Irish fighters – in terms of Twitter followers. A lot has changed in twelve months with World title wins and losses, amateur medals, and break-out stars.

Below is an updated Top 20, along with the previous positions of each boxer.

1. Tyson Fury
Heavyweight
@Tyson_Fury
464,000 Followers
Last Year: (250,000 Followers)

2. Carl Frampton
Featherweight
@RealCFrampton
253,000 Followers
Last Year: (123,000 Followers)

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3. Paddy Barnes
Light Flyweight
@paddyb_ireland
87,300 Followers
Last Year: (60,500 Followers)

4. Gary O’Sullivan
Middleweight
@spike_osullivan
85,900 Followers
Last Year: (48,100 Followers)

5. Mick Conlan
Bantamweight
@mickconlan11
71,500 Followers
Last Year: (26,300 Followers)

6. Katie Taylor
Lightweight
@KatieTaylor
64,500 Followers
Last Year: (45,600 Followers)

7. Andy Lee
Middleweight
@AndyLeeBoxing
62,400 Followers
Last Year: (49,000 Followers)

8. Matt Macklin
Middleweight
@mattmacklin
61,200 Followers
Last Year: (51,400 Followers)

9. John Joe Nevin
Super Featherweight
@johnJoeNevin
51,400 Followers
Last Year: (49,000 Followers)

10. Frankie Gavin
Welterweight
@frankiegavin1
47,300 Followers
Last Year: #9 (39,400 Followers)

11. Hughie Fury
Heavyweight
@hughiefury
46,300 Followers
Last Year: (27,300 Followers)

12. Bernard Dunne
Super Bantamweight
@Bernard_Dunne
36,200 Followers
Last Year: (31,100 Followers)

13. Wayne McCullough
Bantamweight
@WayneMcCullough
21,100 Followers
Last Year: (17,400 Followers)

14. Paul McCloskey
Lightweight
@Paul_Mccloskey
15,800 Followers
Last Year: (13,900 Followers)

15. Kenneth Egan
Light Heavyweight
@KenEgan30
13,000 Followers
Last Year: (11,200 Followers)

16. Martin Rogan
Heavyweight
@BigRogie
12,300 Followers
Last Year: (11,700 Followers)

17. Ryan Burnett
Bantamweight
@ryanburnett01
12,100 Followers
Last Year: (6,400 Followers)

18. Conrad Cummings
Middleweight
@champcummings
10,600 Followers
Last Year: (6,650 Followers)

19. Jason Quigley
Middleweight
@jay_quigley
10,500 Followers
Last Year: (7,500 Followers)

20. Darren O’Neill
Middleweight
@DarrenONeil
10,200 Followers
Last Year: (8,000 Followers)

Cheers to Leonard Gunning for his help with the list

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: [email protected]