The Monkstown International Box Cup held in Dublin is Europe’s biggest boxing tournament for male and female schoolboy boxers, junior boxers, and youth boxers!
It hosts nations from all across the world such as USA, Sweden, Ukraine, Canada, Hungary, France, Lithuania, Poland, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland,and Northern Ireland, making this one of the most competitive and toughest boxing tournaments to win.
Croxteth is renowned for its excellent boxing talent, and our local lads didn’t disappoint in Monkstown. Before making the trip, the boxing club held sponsored runs and other activities, to raise money to make the trip to Ireland.
Jack Turner of Croxteth ABC was awarded Most Outstanding Boxer of the tournament out of 900 boxers, as well as bringing home gold, after beating some of the world’s top boxers.. His quarter final was against Peter Paton, Scotland’s current 2018 national champion and 2018 tri-nation silver medallist; his semi-final was against Ireland’s European medallist Eoghan Quinn, who is the four times national champion and current 2018 champion! The final was against USA champion and current number one Dorian Khan, who has a record of 77 wins and 1 loss in 78 contests!
Oliver Jones boxed Ireland boxer Cody O’Reilly in the quarter final, which he dominated from start to finish, and then met the eventual competition winner, European gold medallist and Great Britain number 1 Shane Patterson, in the semi-final, making every round very close and giving a fantastic account of himself.
Lennon Kilty fought his way to the semi-finals, boxing Ireland’s current 2018 national champion, Thomas McCann, but lost due to a fight decision.
What credits they are to our community, congratulations lads!