Kenny Egan switches back to Light-Heavyweight

Updated: November 21, 2011

The Irish Amateur Boxing Association have named a six-man squad for next week’s Olympic Test Event in London.

The tournament, which will be contested on a last-eight basis in each weight category, begins at the ExCel, the venue for boxing at the 2012 Olympic Games, next Thursday.

Ken Egan, who has been named at light-heavyweight in the squad, Declan Geraghty, David Oliver Joyce, Conrad Cummings, Tommy McCarthy and Con Sheehan will represent Ireland in London.

Irish head coach Billy Walsh said that he expects most world’s Elite boxing to be competing in the English capital.

“Hopefully, we’ll have as many boxers as possible back in London again next year for the real thing, “added Ken Egan.

John Joe Nevin, Darren O’Neill and Michael Conlan qualified for the 2012 Olympics from last month’s AIBA World Championships in Baku.

Katie Taylor is taking a well earned rest and will not be competing in the women’s event.

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Olympic Test Event ExCel London November 24/27

Irish squad

56Kg: Declan Geraghty (Crumlin)
60Kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
75Kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy Trinity)
81Kg; Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91Kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91+Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)

Team manager: Des Donnelly
Coaches: Billy Walsh & Zuar Antia
Physio: Conor McCarthy

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