MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (1996) – Video

Highlights from my pay-per-view battle with Christy Martin at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas (1996).

Deirdre Gogarty Interview – ‘My Call to the Ring’

With my American Coach, Beau Williford

With my American Coach, Beau Williford

On Monday evening the 1st of October 2012 at the Carrickmacross boxing club, caught up with Irish boxing legend Deirdre Gogarty. The Drogheda native now living in the USA is currently in Ireland for the launch of her new book ‘My Call to the Ring’

Deirdre left Ireland in the 1980’s to peruse a career in boxing as women’s boxing was not seen as conventional in Ireland. Deirdre decided to follow her dream in the USA where she worked and trained through hard times to eventually win a World Featherweight title.

Deirdre’s journey is an inspiring story and thankfully she took the time to discuss many aspects of her boxing career with us in what transpired as an extremely honest and open interview. The following interview looks at Deirdre’s early life and how it influenced her desire to fight, the highs and lows of her boxing years, Katie Taylor and life after boxing.