Kellie Harrington has won the Best Female Boxer of 2018 Award at the first ever European Boxing Confederation Awards in Rotterdam this afternoon.
The Dubliner and France’s Sofiane Oumiha, both lightweights, claimed the Male and Female accolades.
Harrington secured World Elite gold and European Elite bronze in 2018.
I feel honoured and privileged to have got the award for Best Female Boxer at the @EUBCBOXING awards. #StartedFromTheBottom #BelievePerformAchieve #WomensBoxing #EUBC #DareToBelieve #NEIC #D1 #StMarys #CoachNoelBurke pic.twitter.com/pmuOPsugkA— Kellie Harrington (@Kelly64kg) January 20, 2019
The St Mary’s BC star and Germany’s Ornella Wahner were the only Europeans to top their podiums at the World Elite Championships in New Delhi last November.
Harrington, the current AIBA World number one lightweight, said she was proud to receive the continental plaudits.
The world champion, who was in Rotterdam with her club coach Noel Burke, trained and sparred in the Dutch city ahead of today’s ceremony.
Harrington will defend her lightweight title at next month’s National Elite Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium.