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Tributes pour in for retiring Adam Nolan

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.

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