— Published 17 April 2023

Ireland chooses its side

The beginning of a groundswell? World Boxing, the new body competing with the International Boxing Federation (IBA), will be able to count on the support, and probably soon the membership, of a major country of the discipline: Ireland. The president of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA), Gerry O’Mahony, told the Irish Examiner, only a few hours after the announcement of the creation of World Boxing, that he fully supports this initiative. We are very much in favour of this idea,” explained the Irish leader. It can give us a better foundation. A new association is the way we are going. Ireland was one of the many countries, along with the United States and Great Britain, that did not send boxers to the last Women’s World Championships, organized by the IBA in March in India.