The Irish boxing family have paid tribute to Adam Nolan following the retirement of the Wexford welterweight.
The London Olympian and five-time Senior Elite champion announced his intention this morning to hang up his gloves at the age of 29.
IABA President Pat Ryan said that “I would like to congratulate Adam Nolan on his exemplary service to Irish boxing.He has distinguished himself on the podium and in life.”
“I have known Adam since he started boxing as a juvenile. On behalf of the Irish Athletic Boxing Association, I wish him every success in his retirement from boxing. He has represented his clubs, family, county, and country with distinction in international and national competition and the Irish Athletic Boxing Association thanks him for his outstanding contribution to our sport.”
Nolan’s former team mates also had kind words to say about the departing southpaw.
Enjoy retirement @AdamNolan12 no more taking slaps in the face must be a good thing lol proud to been on the same team as you mate! Goodluck
— Michael Conlan (@mickconlan11) January 18, 2017
Happy retirement @AdamNolan12 it’s been a pleasure training alongside you! Good luck 👊👍
— Paddy Barnes (@paddyb_ireland) January 18, 2017
— Darren O’Neill (@DarrenONeil) January 18, 2017
— Kenneth Egan (@kenegan30) January 18, 2017
— sean mc comb (@sugarseantl) January 18, 2017
Happy retirement to my big mate @AdamNolan12! Good luck for the future!
— Kurt Walker (@KurtWalker7) January 18, 2017
@AdamNolan12 hey Adam just wanted to pop in and wish u all the best. Uv been a great ambassador for Irish boxing.
— Kellie Harrington (@Kelly64kg) January 18, 2017
All the best with retirement @AdamNolan12 it’s been a pleasure training alongside you mate 👊🏽👌🏽
— Declan Geraghty (@Deco_Gero) January 18, 2017
— Julianne Ryan (@julianne_ryan) January 18, 2017
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