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Irish boxers to train in Ukraine

Posted by the Editor on February 15, 2007


News / 15 February 2007 | 15:10

Irish boxers to train in Ukraine

Irish boxers to train in Ukraine

The Irish senior squad will go into training camp in the Ukraine in July of
this year the Irish Amateur Boxing Association have announced, RTE Sport reports.
 
Ireland
will train and spar with Ukraine, ranked 3rd in the world, between 3 and 8
of July and then compete in the  Makar Mazai Memorial Multi Nations in the
south-eastern Ukrainian City of Mariupal between the 9 and 15 of
July.
 
According to IABA High Performance Director Gary Keegan, the
Ukrainian trip will allow them to ‘kill two birds with the one stone’ and will
also be ideal preparation for the 2007 World Championships in Moscow next
September, which will act as one of the qualifiers for the 2008 Olympic Games in
Beijing.
 
He said: ‘The Ukrainian trip is ideal because not only will we
be training and sparring with one of the top amateur boxing nations in the world
but we will also be boxing in a very competitive Multi Nations tournament
directly after the training camp.
 
‘Everything is geared toward the World
Championships and the Ukrainian training camp  slots neatly into our calendar of
events ahead of Moscow.’

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