Emmet Brennan

Boxing

GENDER: Male

DISCIPLINE: 81kg (Light heavyweight)

HOMETOWN: Glasnevin, Dublin

BIOGRAPHY 

Emmet is a two-time Irish champion (once at 75kg, once at 81kg) who gave up boxing at one point, then quit his job and took out a Credit Union loan to pursue his Olympic dream. In March 2019 he needed a top six finish at the Olympic Qualifiers in London to qualify and, after winning his first bout, the tournament was postponed because of Covid-19. At the final Olympic qualifier in Paris (June 2021) he was a beaten quarterfinalist but then came through a bruising box-off against Sweden’s Liridon Nuha to clinch his spot in Tokyo.

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