Ireland’s Elite boxers have their names in the hat for the Foreign Boxers World Series of Boxing draft in Lausanne, Switzerland today, December 1st.
The draft is being held at the Maison du Sport, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Ireland’s six current Elite champions available for selection include Brendan Irvine, Sean McComb, Myles Casey, Dean Gardiner and London 2012 Olympians Adam Nolan and Darren O’Neill.
World Elite champion Michael Conlan, Two-time Olympic bronze medallist Barnes, who qualified for Rio 2016 through the WSB last season, has also put his name forward, along with Sean McGlinchey and Steven Donnelly.
There will be a number of Olympic qualifiers from WSB boxers next year.
Conlan, Gardiner, Nolan, Donnelly and Barnes competed in the WSB last season.
WSB teams are required to have a percentage of international athletes on their squads. Ireland’s boxers have competed in every season of the WSB since its launch in 2010.