Boxing: Monkstown event back after two years

by Aaron Dunne

Monkstown Boxing Club ran their hugely successful annual boxing tournament “Monkstown International Box Cup 2022” at the weekend.

This was anxious return after a two-year absence due to covid for clubs worldwide with 712 boxers arriving from 122 boxing clubs from 9 different countries around Europe.

This event is greatly supported by the local Sallynoggin & Dun Laoghaire community – with 50 volunteers helping out in a various range of jobs from Setting up the Venue/Registrations/Cooking Meals/Car Parks/Security and loads more. In attendance was over 1000 local spectators each day trying to get a glimpse of the future Irish & World boxing champions.

Dun Laoghaire & surrounding areas were absolutely buzzing with boxing teams from all over Europe arriving.

A total of 700 boxers, 200 coaches, 100 officials & 100s of family & supporters attended the event in St. Josephs AFC Sports Hall in Sallynoggin for three days of boxing from 10am each morning to 9pm Fri/Sat night & 6pm Sunday night.

The boxing tournament, which saw three boxing rings running simultaneously throughout the three days, was for Boys & Girls aged from 10 to 16.,

On the results front – Monkstown BC continued their recent good form with their Under 18 Champion Malo Davis taking Gold after 3 very hard bouts – winning all 3 bouts by Unanimous decision. Other Awards were handed out at the end of finals day on Sunday:

Best Junior Male Boxer: Conal Dunlop (St. Paul’s ABC, Belfast,); Best Junior Female Boxer: Victoria Jilova (Czech Republic); Best R&J Official: Anthony White (Wexford Co. Board IABA); Best Club: Olympic Mullingar BC; Best Female Boxer: Tiffany Spencer (Jobstown BC, Dublin Ireland); Best Boxer Award (split): Malo Davis (Monkstown BC) and Dennis Sorokins (Smallholdings BC, England).

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