Ireland’s Top 20 Most Popular Boxers

We are a decade-and-a-half into the 21st Century, and the landscape of boxing has changed massively. Technology and the internet now play a huge part in all aspects of the Sweet Science – and many cutting-edge boxers have taken to social media platforms to engage with fans, promote themselves, and generally have a good laugh.

Here, irish-boxing.com ranks (in terms of followers) the 20 biggest Irish fighters on twitter – and it makes for interesting reading.

1. Tyson Fury
Heavyweight
@Tyson_Fury
250,000 Followers

2. Carl Frampton
Super Bantamweight
@RealCFrampton
123,000 Followers

3. Paddy Barnes
Light Flyweight
@paddyb_ireland
60,500 Followers

4. Matt Macklin
Middleweight
@mattmacklin
51,400 Followers

=5. Andy Lee
Middleweight
@AndyLeeBoxing
49,000 Followers

=5. John Joe Nevin
Super Featherweight
@johnJoeNevin
49,000 Followers

7. Gary O’Sullivan
Middleweight
@spike_osullivan
48,100 Followers

8. Katie Taylor
Lightweight
@KatieTaylor
45,600 Followers

9. Frankie Gavin
Welterweight
@frankiegavin1
39,400 Followers

10. Hughie Fury
Heavyweight
@hughiefury
27,300 Followers

11. Mick Conlan
Bantamweight
@mickconlan11
26,300 Followers

12. Wayne McCullough
Bantamweight
@WayneMcCullough
17,400 Followers

13. Martin Rogan
Heavyweight
@BigRogie
11,700 Followers

14. Kenneth Egan
Light Heavyweight
@KenEgan30
11,200 Followers

15. Darren O’Neill
Middleweight
@DarrenONeil
8,000 Followers

16. Jason Quigley
Middleweight
@jay_quigley
7,500 Followers

17. Conrad Cummings
Middleweight
@champcummings
6,650 Followers

18. Ryan Burnett
Bantamweight
@ryanburnett01
6,400 Followers

19. Adam Nolan
Welterweight
@AdamNolan12
5,700 Followers

20. Patrick Hyland
Featherweight
@pajpunisher
5,300 Followers

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]