Tokyo 2020: Team Ireland profiles - Kurt Walker (Boxing)

A boxer who can medal at the elite tournaments

 Featherweight Kurt Walker. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

Featherweight Kurt Walker. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

 

Age: 26

Weight: 57kg

Major wins: European Championship bronze 2017, Commonwealth silver 2018

Club: Canal BC

In the end, qualification came without throwing a punch after a reshuffle earlier this year by the IOC Boxing Task Force - who are organising the sport’s Olympic qualification process following the IOC’s suspension of recognition for AIBA. Walker gained qualification on ranking. The Lisburn man is another who has shown he can medal at the elite tournaments.

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