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

Mr. John Treacy:

Before he comes in, it might be fair to say boxing has been more successful in hanging on to our amateurs over recent years. It was a bigger problem ten years ago when a lot of the amateurs were leaving a year before the Olympic Games. In terms of the investment we were not getting another big cycle out of them, but now we are getting Olympic cycles out of them. We are saying to them that if they go to the Olympic Games, they can prove what they are worth if they want to go professional after. We would like to see them doing an Olympic cycle and making sure they go to the European championships, world championships and the Olympic Games. Boxing has been very successful in hanging on to our amateur boxers and keeping them in the amateur ranks.


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