TOKYO 2021 QUALIFICATION NEWS

The qualification period for all sports for Tokyo 2021 has been extended to June 29 next year following the postponement of Tokyo 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Olympic Games were due to begin this July in Tokyo but were adjourned and will start in the Japanese capital on July 23, 2021. read more

THREE EUROPEAN C’SHIPS’ POSTPONED

The European Boxing Confederation has postponed all European competitions until August because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

These include the European Schoolboy/girls Championships, which was scheduled for June/July in Belfast, and the European Men’s and Women’s Youth and Junior Championships scheduled for Montenegro and Georgia. read more

IRISH BOXING AT THE 1928 OLYMPICS

Amsterdam 1928

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association, then the Irish Amateur Boxing Association, informed the media that they had ratified their squad for the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam in June of that year.

Ireland at the Paris 1924 Games

Myles McDonagh, Frank Traynor, George Kelly, Willie O’Shea, PJ Lenehan, Jack Chase, WJ Murphy and Matt Flanagan would represent Irish boxing at the 9th Olympiad. All were current Irish Elite champions. read more

IABA BOARD OF DIRECTORS STATEMENT (APRIL 2)

The Board of Directors IABA met again this afternoon by Tele-conference to discuss the consequences being experienced at all levels of our organisation during the ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic.

It was agreed at today’s meeting that the Affiliation and Insurance for season 2020/2021 will be postponed until at least August 2020. read more

FLASHBACK – IRELAND BEAT ENGLAND AT STADIUM

Christmas came early for Ireland in 1990 versus a top England side at the National Stadium.

Gordon Joyce, Joe Lawlor, Brian Geraghty, Michael Carruth, former Irish head coach Billy Walsh and Denis Galvin recorded victories in a 6-5 win at the home of Irish boxing on December 21 of that year.

Carruth, who won World Elite bronze in 1989 in Moscow, beat Paul Burns on a unanimous decision less than two years out from ending Ireland’s long wait for an Olympic (boxing) gold medal at Barcelona 1992, and Joyce had his hand raised in triumph by the same margin. read more