Wednesday 18 September 2019

Stadium launch for four-year plan

The new tournament could revolutionise boxing
The new tournament could revolutionise boxing

A number of key changes will be outlined for Irish boxing at the launch of a four-year Strategic Plan at the National Stadium in Dublin tonight.

The Plan, carried out by consultants Lisa Clancy of Clansult and Sarah O'Shea of SOS Sports Consult, has been described as comprehensive.

This evening's launch begins at 6pm ahead of the Ireland versus England Elite international at the Stadium, a meeting featuring Irish heavyweight Darren O'Neill versus English and British champion Chevron Clarke.

Rio Olympians Brendan Irvine, Steven Donnelly and Joe Ward are also between the ropes, along with Stephen McKenna, Sean McComb, George Bates and Moira McElligott.

McComb won on his light-welter debut boxing for BSK Hannover in the Bundesliga in Hannover last weekend and wants to make it two wins on the trot at the 64kg limit.

"I enjoyed the fight in Germany," said the Belfast southpaw. "It was good to get a fight ahead of England at the National Stadium and February's Elite Championships."

Irish Independent

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