While many of our top boxers are currently in training camp at UUJ for the European Games in Minsk, a small panel went to Holland last night for some competitive action.
While the Netherlands would not be a major boxing nation – although the have been growing rapidly recently – the hosts emerged victorious on a competitive night.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist Aidan Walsh was dominant in his fight but there were losses for Wayne Kelly, Emmet Brennan, Paul McCullagh, and Kane Tucker – with the last two making their senior international debuts.
Teenage light heavy Tucker was especially unlucky, dropping Dutch boxing legend Peter Mullenburg heavily in the second round of their clash but losing out on a dubious split-decision to the Olympian.
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— TEAM TUCKER (@TEAMTUCKER4) June 8, 2019
Facing Holland’s other boxing big name, light welter Wayne Kelly was forced to retire in the second round of his clash with Enrico La Cruz due to a bad gash on his cheek.
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Picked up a nasty cut tonight in the second round of my fight felt I was crusing through the fight but it was stopped in 2nd round! Great performances from all the lads few making their international debut at senior level too! ☘
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