Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Emmet Brennan (Boxing)

Qualfied for Tokyo after a brutal battle in Paris box-off

 Light heavyweight Emmet Brennan. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Light heavyweight Emmet Brennan. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

 

Age: 30

Weight: 81kg

Club: Dublin Docklands

The light heavyweight was the last of Ireland’s seven boxers to qualify from Paris. Brennan had to go in to a box-off after losing his quarter-final bout against Croatian Luka Plantic. Showing huge courage, Brennan came through a brutal battle with Sweden’s Liridon Nuha to finally realise his Olympic dream. It was tight all the way but as ever showed grit.

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