Conor Wallace and Michael O’Reilly know that there is a potential spot at this Summer’s Olympics on the table as they go through training camp in Azerbaijan.
The pair are hoping to impress Zaur Antia who will have the final say, by June 10th, on who will represent Ireland in the middleweight division at the Worldwide Olympic qualifier in Baku starting on June 14th.
The pair had been scheduled to box-off last Monday but the IABA ultimately decided against this in favour of bringing both to the training camp and comparing their performances there.
The 75kg duo have shared the ring once, last December in the Elite Senior finals where European Games gold and World Championships bronze medalist O’Reilly decisively beat his Newry opponent, although afterwards Wallace felt that he gave the Portlaoise star too much respect.
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