SMITHFIELD BOX FEST 2017 NOTICE

The Smithfield Boxing Club has reluctantly postponed Smithfield Box Fest 2017.

The club told www.iaba.ie today that they are planning to host a number of International Events in 2018 as part of the 10th year Anniversary celebrations of the club and due to the heavy schedule Smithfield Box Fest 2017 will be deferred until October 2018.

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ELITE INTERNATIONAL ROUND ROBIN TEAMS

Sean McComb (blue) in action

Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Russia clash in an Elite international Round Robin at the National Stadium this weekend.

The tournament begins Friday afternoon at the home of Irish boxing and runs through the weekend in Dublin.

The full schedule will be confirmed tomorrow.

Meanwhile, current European Elite champion Joe Ward is out of the tournament with a hand injury, while Russia has named Rio 2016 gold and bronze medallists Evgeny Tischenko, Vitaly Dunaytsev and Vladimir Nikitin on their panel. Nikitin, who met Michael Conlan in the bantam quarter-final in Rio last August, has moved up to lightweight.

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SOFIA TO HOST EUROPEAN WOMEN’S YOUTH AND JUNIOR C’SHIPS

Irish squad in Warrington

The European Women’s Youth and Junior Championships will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria in July.

The Irish Athletic Boxing Association ran the recent Girls Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium to help with the selection process for Sofia.

The squad also met England in a double header in Warrington last week.

Meanwhile, click here for results from the Boys Championships in March and early April.