Team Ireland flew out to Belgrade, Serbia this morning ahead of the opening bell for the World Elite Men’s Championships on Monday.

One hundred and five nations have registered to compete at the Worlds.

Ireland have been training and sparring at the High Performance Centre in Abbotstown and Great Britain’s High Performance Centre in Sheffield in the lead up to Belgrade.

The AIBA have announced that they will present belts and medals for the winners at the 2021 edition of the tournament.

The AIBA have also announced that there will be substantial prizemoney on offer.

The gold medalists will receive $100,000 US dollars and the silver medalists $50,000. The bronze medalists will receive $25,000.

Irish squad

48 kg. Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family)

51 kg. Sean Mari (Monkstown)

57 kg. Adam Hession (Monieva)

60 kg. JP Hale (Star)

63kg. Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)

67 kg. Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)

80 Kg. Kelyn Cassidy (St Saviors/ Crystal)

IABA President, Dom O’Rourke

Team manager, Peter O’Donnell

Coaches, Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck