712 boxers from 122 clubs across 9 countries contested the 8th Monkstown International Box Cup in Dublin over the weekend.
The tournament, returning after a 2 year hiatus, is organised by Monkstown Boxing Club, and attracted 1,000 spectators daily across three days of boxing in St. Joseph’s Football Club, Sallynoggin.
100 officials gave of their time to officiate at the tournament.
The breakdown of clubs was as follows:
Country / Clubs:
JP Kinsella, Monkstown Boxing Club Head Coach, says “In particular the committee would sincerely like to thank their sponsors & supporters IABA (Irish Athletic Boxing Assoc.), DLRCC (Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council), local sponsors and St. Josephs AFC Sallynoggin. Also their army of volunteers who make this event happen.
The standard of boxing on show throughout the 3 days was exceptional – it’s a credit to all Boxers & Club Coaches for the hard work they have all put in preparing for this event. There is no doubt there will be an upsurge in boys & girls wanting to join Monkstown BC and other local boxing clubs, with many parents asking how can their kids join, and where the local clubs are situated.”
Best Junior Male Boxer: Conal Dunlop (St. Paul’s ABC, Belfast, Ireland)
Best Junior Female Boxer: Victoria Jilova (Czech Republic)
Best R&J Official: Anthony White (Wexford Co. Board IABA)
Best Club: Olympic Mullingar BC, West Meath, Ireland
Best Female Boxer: Tiffany Spencer (Jobstown BC, Dublin Ireland)
Best Boxer Award (split): Malo Davis (Monkstown BC) and Dennis Sorokins (Smallholdings BC, England)