Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 3 November 2021

Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport And Media

Governance in Irish Athletic Boxing Association: Discussion

Photo of Micheál CarrigyMicheál Carrigy (Fine Gael) | Oireachtas source

Many boxers seem to have left the amateur set-up over many years and graduated to the professional ranks. Significant investment is made in amateur boxing by the taxpayer. How does the IABA explain this common migration of boxers from the amateur ranks? It is my understanding a pathway advisory group was set up, with fully paid people in place, yet it seems large numbers of boxers leave prior to completing a full Olympic cycle. Who is in charge of that and what are the reasons for it?


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