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'I'm not really afraid of what's next after boxing' - Kellie Harrington set to quit if Tokyo is axed


Kellie Harrington. Photo: INPHO

Kellie Harrington. Photo: INPHO

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Kellie Harrington. Photo: INPHO

Kellie Harrington would be happy to walk away from boxing if next year's Tokyo Olympics are cancelled.

The 2018 lightweight world champion admits the last few months have felt like "retirement" after the London qualifiers were postponed in March because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The International Olympic Committee have said that if the delayed Games have to be postponed again, they'll be cancelled.

"If Tokyo didn't happen, I'd be happy to hang up my gloves right now. But who knows," said Harrington, who has previously said she would consider a career in the paid ranks.

"Tokyo could happen, and I'm saying I'm happy hanging up my gloves, parting with them at the time might be a different situation.

"These last couple of months have tasted a bit like retirement. So I'm not really afraid of what's next after boxing," said Harrington on 'Toyko 2020: One Year To Go', which will be shown on RTÉ tonight.

Irish Independent