Six Irish boxers were drafted by the USA, Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan) and Mexico Guerreros at yesterday’s World Series of Boxing (WSB) international draft in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Michael Conlan, Tyrone McCullagh, Eric Donovan, Conrad Cummings, Jason Quigley and Sean Turner were the Irish sextet selected.
Twenty seven boxers were drafted from a list of 118 available athletes, representing 40 countries from all five continents.
Amongst these 27, nine have participated in the London 2012 Olympic Games with one, Michael Conlan, winning a bronze medal, and four reaching the quarter-finals.
Ireland had the biggest number of boxers drafted. The 2012/13 WSB season starts in November.
WSB International Draft Lausanne, Switzerland 23 September
54kg: Michael Conlan (Ireland, St John Bosco) – USA
91+kg: Sean Turner (Ireland, Drimnagh) – USA
54kg: Tyrone McCullagh (Ireland, Holy Family) – Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan)
61kg: Eric Donovan (Ireland, St Michael’s Athy) – Astana Arlans (Kazakhstan)
73kg: Jason Quigley (Ireland, Finn Valley) – Mexico Guerreros
73kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland, Holy Trinity) – Mexico Guerreros