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Men's boxing squad named for World Championships

Updated: Monday, 23 Sep 2013 22:49 | Comments

Jason Quigley will be looking to add a World medal to the European success of earlier this year
Jason Quigley will be looking to add a World medal to the European success of earlier this year

The IABA have named a ten-strong panel for the AIBA World Elite Men’s Championships in Kazakhstan.

Four Belfast boxers - London 2012 bronze medalists Paddy Barnes and Michael Conlan, Sean McComb and Tommy McCarthy - have been named in the team.

Current European champion Jason Quigley will be aiming to add a second major Elite medal to his collection in the middleweight class in Central Asia.

Joe Ward and Ray Moylette, both ex World Youth and European Elite champions, line out at lighheavy and lightwelter.

London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan, Gary McKenna and Con Sheehan have also been named in the Irish squad.

The Irish squad and coaches Billy Walsh, Zuar Antia and Eddie Bolger will be available for interviews.

Irish squad for AIBA World Men’s Elite C’Ships Almaty, Kazakhstan - 11-27 October

49kg (Light-flyweight) Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)

52kg (Flyweight) Michael Conlan (St John Bosco)

54kg (Bantamweight) Gary McKenna (Old School)

60kg (Lightweight) Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

64kg (Light-Welterweight) Ray Moylette (St Anne’s)

69kg (Welterweight) Adam Nolan (Bray)

75kg (Middleweight) Jason Quigley (Finn Valley)

81kg (Light/Heavyweight) Joe Ward (Moate)

91kg (Heavyweight) Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)

91kg+ (Super/Heavyweight) Con Sheehan (Clonmel)

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