Irish boxing had a man between the ropes at the Asia/Oceania qualifiers for Tokyo 2020 which concluded in Amman, Jordan recently
Top international Referee and Judge (R&J) Dermot McDermott was the third person in the ring for the tournament which yielded 63 places for the 32nd Olympiad.
The Curragh BC, formerly Ryston BC, man refereed a number of bouts, the super heavy final, a box-off for a Tokyo 2020 place and judged several three-rounders in the Levant.
A vastly experienced AIBA 3-star R&J, McDermott is regularly involved in Irish and international competition.
The Kildare man has officiated in the World Series of Boxing and the All African Championships and in top AIBA tournaments.
The Asia/Oceania event was the second of four Continental qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.
Images: Dermot McDermott at the Asia/Oceania qualifiers for Tokyo 2020.