Conor Wallace is out of Friday’s Elite international with England at Dublin’s National Stadium.
The Irish Elite finalist picked up a hand injury in training and has been replaced by John Joyce of the St Michael’s Athy BC.
Wallace, who boxes out of the St Monica’s BC, admitted he was gutted to miss the last outing of the year.
“Unfortunately, I cannot fight in Ireland vs England International on Friday night in the National Stadium due to a hand injury I sustained in sparring, absolutely gutted, he said.
“It is another setback, but my preparation still must continue to get in the best possible shape I can for the Elite Championships (February 2017).”
Joyce will be on of two St Michael’s Athy BC boxers in action at the home of Irish boxing along with Moira McElligot.
The English squad is due to arrive in Dublin on Thursday.
Friday’s international will feature a number of special guests.
Tickets available on the door at €10 per adult and €5 per child. Pre-pay tickets available through IABA.
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Larry Morrison is Irish team manager.
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)
56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
57kg Moira McElligott (St Michael’s Athy)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
75kg John Joyce (t Michael’s Athy)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
52kg Ishmail Khan
56kg Louis Lynn
57kg Raven Chapman
60kg Sarah Dunne
60kg Cory O’Regan
64kg Mason Smith
75kg Lewis Richardson
81kg George Crotty
91kg Chevron Clarke