OMENS LOOKING GOOD FOR TOKYO 2020


TJ Doheny, pictured above, re-established Irish boxing’s proud link to the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo on Thursday night.

The unbeaten Portlaoise southpaw, a former member of the IABA High-Performance Unit, dethroned Japan’s defending champion Rysouke Iwasa to claim the IBF title after a thrilling 12-rounder. read more

NATIONAL SENIOR CADET SEMI-FINALS TONIGHT

The vast majority of semi-finals at the National Boys and Girl Senior Cadet Championships will be decided at Dublin’s National Stadium and adjacent Ringside Club tonight.

Boxing begins at 6pm in both venues ahead of Saturday finals – and outstanding semi-finals –  which begin at 11am at the National Stadium. read more

KELLY AND GALLAGHER: IRISH CAPTAINS FOR WORLD YOUTHS

Lauren Kelly and Jude Gallagher will captain the Irish female and male squads at the World Youth Championships which begin in Budapest, Hungary next Tuesday.

Team Ireland will be using a four-strong women’s team and a three-strong men’s panel at the 81-nation tournament.

The Irish squad will have their final training session at the High-Performance Centre in Abbotstown, Dublin tomorrow and leave for Budapest early Saturday. read more

WORLD YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIPS COUNTDOWN

Ireland occupies 8th position in the World Youth Men’s Youth Championships table since Mexico 2008 with the countdown to the 2018 edition of the tournament beginning in earnest this week.

Boxing at the 2018 World Youths begins in Budapest, Hungary next Tuesday. A 7-strong squad will represent Ireland. read more

SEVEN IRISH R&Js PASS AIBA EXAMS

All seven Irish referees and judges (R&Js) sitting the recent AIBA 2-Star Referee and Judges Course and Exams got the decision, IABA National Registrar Stephen Connolly is delighted to report.

The Course and Exams were run in conjunction with the Monkstown BoxCup and in collaboration with the IABA in Dublin in late June and July this year and was the first such AIBA R&J 2-Star event to be hosted in Ireland. read more