IRVINE TARGETS EUROPEAN AND WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Brendan Irvine (red) and Thomas McCarthy

Brendan Irvine (red) and Thomas McCarthy

Three-time Elite champion Brendan Irvine admits that being an Olympian has its own pressures at an Irish Elite tournament.

The Antrim stylist, who represented Ireland at Rio 2016 where he was beaten by the eventual gold medallist and Val Barker Male Boxer of the Games winner, Uzbekistan’s Shahobiddin Zoirov, claimed his third successive Irish title at the expense of Cork prospect Thomas McCarthy at the National Stadium last Friday. read more