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TEAM IRELAND LAUNCH EUROPEAN GAMES CAMPAIGN TODAY


The second edition of the European Games officially opens in Minsk today. The Games run from the 21-30 June, and Team Ireland will be represented by 63 athletes across nine sports, including many of the top names in Irish sport, such as boxer Kellie Harrington, cyclist Ryan Mullen and Canoe Sprint racer Jenny Egan. Day […]

OFI STATEMENT Cancellation of Boxing European qualifier in London

The decision by the IOC Boxing Task Force to cancel the event in London, while very difficult for everyone, is being done for the right reasons – to protect the athletes from over 60 countries. The cancellation was decided in conjunction with the Local Organising Committee amid the increasing global travel restrictions and quarantine measures […]

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS

BIG WEEK FOR IRISH BOXERS AS THEY FIGHT FOR TOKYO OLYMPIC SPOTS IN LONDON QUALIFIER The Irish Amateur Boxing Association will be well represented in London this week with a full team of thirteen boxers competing for Olympic berths at the European Olympic Qualifying Tournament in the Copper Box venue from the 14-24 March 2020.  […]

IRISH TEAM FOR TOKYO 2020 QUALIFIERS NAMED

Ireland’s 13-strong squad for the European qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 in London has been confirmed. Boxing begins on March 13 at the Copperbox Arena in the English capital. Dublin’s former (2018) World Elite lightweight champion Kellie Harrington is included on the Irish panel, along with Antrim’s and Roscommon’s current European Elite feather and middle champions […]

Irish Olympian Paddy Barnes Announces Retirement

The Olympic Federation of Ireland would like to wish three time Olympian Paddy Barnes the best of luck as he embarks on his retirement from the sport of boxing. Team Ireland’s flagbearer at the Rio Olympics booked his place in the history books when he won two medals at consecutive Olympics, in the Men’s Flyweight […]

Transparency highlighted in Tokyo 2020 Olympic boxing regulations

Following consultation with athletes, the IOC Boxing Task Force has confirmed today that the Technical & Competition Rules to be applied at the Olympic Boxing Qualifying Events and the boxing tournament at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will include the end-of-round display of scoring and other measures aimed at increasing clarity, transparency and integrity. In […]

WALKER BOWS OUT OF WORLD ELITE BOXING

Kurt Walker bowed out of the World Elites at the quarter-final stage to Tsendbaater Erdenebat in Ekaterinburg, Russia. A fiery battle between the current European champion and the 2018 Asian Games titlist ended on a unanimous decision to the Mongolian southpaw. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28. At his most effective when he closed down space, Erdenebat took […]

WALKER THROUGH TO QUARTER-FINALS AT WORLD ELITES

Kurt Walker is through to the last eight of the World Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia. The Antrim stylist beat Canada’s Robin Basran today to move to within one win of at least bronze in the 57kg class. Scores – 30-27,30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28 to Walker The Irish No. 6 seed and current European champion on the Eurasia […]

NEVIN AND WALSH BOW OUT OF WORLDS ON 3-2 SPLITS

Michael Nevin and Aidan Walsh bowed out of the World Elites at the last 16 and last 32 stages in Exakerinburg, Russia today. Both men lost on identical 3-2 split decisions. One both occasions, one of the judges awarded Nevin and Walsh all three rounds. Nevin, who boxes out of the Portlaoise BC, landed some […]

Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events

Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020: Qualification Events announced The Olympic Boxing Task Force today confirmed the names of the cities to host the five Qualification Events to be held on the Boxing Road to Tokyo 2020. The Task Force also announced the creation of an Athlete Ambassador Group, as well as the collaboration with PricewaterhouseCoopers […]

KELLIE HARRINGTON WITHDRAWS DUE TO INJURY

On the final day of the competition at the European Games a decision has been made to withdraw Kellie Harrington from her final fight in the Women’s Light -60kg today due to injury. Harrington sustained a hand injury in the semi-final bout with Agnes Alexiusson from Sweden, and she has been deemed unfit to box. […]
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