MARTIN McDonagh training at his home. Photo: Ray Ryan

McDonagh continues Olympic bid

TUAM native Martin McDonagh is one of eight Team Ireland boxers currently attempting to secure Olympic qualification in Italy.

The Crumlin Boxing Club super-heavyweight won his opening bout on a unanimous decision against Dominican fighter Ferely Ali Feliz on Sunday and will return to the ring in Busto Arsizio today (Wednesday) to take on Turkey’s Yusuf Acik in the last 32 of the competition.

McDonagh's meteoric rise in the sport saw him win an amazing four National Championships.

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