'I know he's watching over me' - Irish boxer dedicates Baku victory to his father
Published 19/06/2015 | 20:16
Irish light-fly boxer Brendan Irvine secured his place in the quarter-finals of the European Games in Baku and dedicated the win to his father.
The 19-year-old beat Bulgaria’s Tinko Banabakov on a unanimous decision this morning to earn his place in the last eight.
The Irish teenager is competing for the first time at the Games and the Antrim-native says the win was dedicated to his deceased father.
“That was for my dad James, who died at the age of 46 when I was just 11 years old. That’s just for him,” he said.
“I had started boxing then, but he never saw me box. I just know he is watching over me now.”