Joe Ward becomes second Irish fighter to sign up for APB
JOE Ward is the second Irish fighter to be confirmed as an AIBA Pro Boxing participant.
Ward will compete in the light heavyweight division of a tournament that offers the top two fighters in each weight category an automatic spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Ward, who won a bronze medal at the 2013 World Championships in Almaty, following up on a European title a year previous, follows David Oliver Joyce into the AIPA.
“It really attracted me because of the Olympic Games qualification, which was the main reason I was really interested because it’s something new, offering an Olympic Games spot,” said Ward.