IRVINE WAITES ON TJ AT ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

TJ Waite celebrates victory in the 2015 Elite semi-final

TJ Waite celebrates victory at the 2015 Elite Championships.

TJ WAITE believes that Friday’s Elite semi-final with Brendan Irvine could be another game of chess.

The Ormeau Road BC flyweight meets the Rio Olympian, the defending champion, in the last-four in a repeat of the 2015 final which Irvine won.

Irvine, a European Games silver medallist, actually won two Elite titles – the IABA ran the Championships twice in 2015 to facilitate Ireland’s boxers going into the Rio 2016 qualifiers – at two different weights the year before last. read more