The Irish Athletic Boxing Association, and the home of Irish Boxing, is proud to host a fundraising event for #United4Ukraine in aid of the Irish Red Cross on Friday, May 6th.
The National Stadium will host a Dublin Schoolboy/Girls select Vs. Scotland beginning at 4pm, followed a showcase of Irish Elite boxing at 7.15pm. 24 bouts, in all, will take place on the day, alongside dancing, music and an auction.
All monies raised will be donated to fund the Irish Red Cross efforts to repair vital infrastructure, support health facilities, and help families with life-saving food and hygiene items in war-torn Ukraine.
IABA CEO, Fergal Carruth, says “ IABA is delighted to be able to provide the National Stadium as host venue for #United4Ukraine. It’s important that the Irish boxing family come together to show solidarity with the people of Ukraine in their time of greatest need. As important as that solidarity is practical support and assistance that boxing on May 6th will finance.”
The #United4Ukraine fundraising campaign was established by Smithfield Boxing Club and Head Coach, Igor Khmil, and has already raised over €11,500 through online and offline events such as the auction of Olympic champion, Kellie Harrington’s Tokyo vest and Strandja gold medal winning glove. Boxing clubs across Ireland have also donated subs from training sessions, and held tournaments, in support of #United4Ukraine.
Igor Khmil, Smithfield Boxing Club Head Coach “ We’ve been overwhelmed by the support #United4Ukraine has received, so far – particularly from the boxing and MMA communities. Kellie’s donation of her Tokyo vest was an amazing gesture. We’ll be reserving over 50 seats on the night for people newly arrived to Ireland from Ukraine, so they can get a sense of the solidarity with Ukraine in Ireland. We hope as many people come to the National Stadium to see the incredible quality of Irish boxing, and to donate to an amazing cause”.
Dublin County Board is playing a key role in organising boxing on May 6th, including 18 Dublin Vs. Scotland bouts.
Tickets are €10 on the door.