Wednesday May 27, 2020

What’s gone wrong with Irish amateur boxing?

During the good years, the grandees of the IABA ate fish, but didn't bother to do any fishing...

25th September, 2016
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Michael Conlan is despondent after his controversial loss to Vladimir Nikitin of Russia at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro Picture: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

W ith a fortnight to go before they headed for Brazil, an old friend of theirs decided he’d pay the boxing team a visit and wish them well.

Entering the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Clondalkin, where they’d been staying for a week already – as is the norm, given the state of the bedrooms in the High Performance Unit – he, like so many others, thought this was about to be one of...

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