Billy Walsh exit: Boxing chiefs wanted salary hikes in return for new contract

Officials handed junior sports minister Michael Ring a document that sought bonuses and grants

25th October, 2015
List of demands

Boxing chiefs demanded a review of their own salaries as a quid pro quo for signing a new contract for Billy Walsh just days before the Irish head coach resigned.

Irish Amateur Boxing Association (IABA) officials handed junior sports minister Michael Ring and Irish Sports Council officials a document that also sought bonuses and grants, all to be paid for by the taxpayer, via the Irish Sports Council.

“A review of salaries for all staff...

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