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IABA name squads for Tampere and Yerevan

Updated: Tuesday, 16 Oct 2012 10:59 | Comments

Kenneth Egan will box for Ireland at the Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Tampere, Finland
Kenneth Egan will box for Ireland at the Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Tampere, Finland

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association have confirmed two squads, and one box-off, for the Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Tampere, Finland, and the 2012 AIBA World Youth Championships in Yerevan, Armenia.

Olympic silver medallist Ken Egan, European bronze medallists John Joe Joyce and Ross Hickey, EU champions David Oliver Joyce and Con Sheehan, Willie McLaughlin, Conrad Cummings and Michael Nevin are included in an eight-man squad for Finland.

Ireland didn’t enter the 2011 Tammer tournament in Tampere, while Hickey beat Belfin Boholist of the Philippines to win gold at the 2010 event.

David Oliver Joyce, Roy Sheahan, Declan Geraghty and Ryan Lindberg each claimed bronze medals at the 2010 edition.

The Tammer Multi-Nations is the elite squad’s first competitive outing since the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Meanwhile, six of the seven-strong panel for the AIBA World Youth Championships, which begin in Armenia on 25 November, have been confirmed.

Keith Flavin, Kurt Walker, Chris Nevin, Hughie Nevin, David Roche and Stephen Mulholland will represent Ireland in Yerevan.

George Boylan and JJ McDonagh meet on Friday week at Dublin’s National Stadium in an all-Dublin box-off for the light-heavyweight vest for the trip to Armenia.

Ireland claimed two gold, two silver and two bronze medals from the last two AIBA World Youth Championships in Mexico and Azerbaijan in 2008 and 2010.

Ray Moylette (gold), Joe Ward (gold), – Moylette and Ward are the current European senior champions – Jamie Kavanagh (silver), Ryan Burnett (silver), Tommy McCarthy (bronze) and Davey Joe Joyce (bronze) finished in podium positions in Guadalajara and Baku.

Katie Taylor and Michael Gallagher will be presented with the AIBA 2012 World Female Boxer Award and AIBA 2012 World Referee and Judge Award respectively in Yerevan on 7 December.

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