Broken Wing wrote:Not all entrants have been declared yet but one particularly tasty potential match up is Egan V Ward. Ward, of course, beat Egan this year to claim the National title. The first time in a decade that Egan didn't win it.
Peg Leg wrote:Nice one BW, never followed this stuff in depth but always interested.
Slipper1 wrote:Does Katie Taylor currently box in an Olympic weight division or will she have to change?
IABA wrote:The Irish Amateur Boxing Association Boxing Council will meet Saturday (August 20) to ratify the Irish squad for the upcoming AIBA World Men's Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Azerbaijan.
Saturday's meeting will begin at 11am at the National Stadium in Dublin.
The AIBA World Championships, which will also act as the first major qualifier for male boxers for the 2012 Olympics, glove off in Baku, Azerbaijan on Monday, September 26.
Meanwhile, a 15-strong Elite Irish squad will leave for an eight-day training camp with hosts Italy, Ukraine and Azerbaijan in Assisi on Friday morning.
World, European and European Union lightweight champion Katie Taylor has also been included in the squad.
Irish squad for training camp Assisi, Italy August 19th/27th
49Kg: Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52Kg: Michael Conlon (St John Bosco)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan), Tyrone McCullagh (Holy Family)
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael's Athy)
64Kg: Ray Moylette (St Anne's), Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69Kg: Roy Sheehan (St Michael's Athy), Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG)
75Kg: Darren O'Neill (Paulstown), Jason Quigley (Finn Valley)
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate)
91Kg: Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91+Kg:Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Bray)
ribs wrote:Slipper1 wrote:Does Katie Taylor currently box in an Olympic weight division or will she have to change?
The interesting thing is: with just 3 weight divisions, taller women (and therefore normally heavier) all over the world are desperately dropping weight to try to get into one of the olympic classes. This is going to make it ultra competitive
ribs wrote:even more so since only 24 women (8 in each class) are going to qualify for the olympics and two of those spots automatically go the Britain as hosts. Just getting there is going to be a bigger achievement than most olympic sports.
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