Boxer Profile: James Cleary

Eindhoven – In build up to the Eindhoven Box Cup, the organizing committee will frequently post the profiles of participating boxers. First one up is Irish international, European silver medallist and eight time Irish champion James Cleary. One to watch out for at the Eindhoven Box Cup 2016!

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Name: James Cleary

Birthday (age): 18

Boxing Club: Olympic Boxing Club Galway

Weight Class: 64kg

Record: 100-90-10

Occupation: Boxer

Hobby’s: Running, Swimming

First fight (incl. result): I won my first fight when I was 11 against a local boxer Unanimous Decision

Titles/tournaments won: 8 Time Irish National Champion, European Schoolboy Silver medalist Grozny Russia 2011, Haringey Box Cup Champion and best Youth boxer 2015, Celtic Box Cup champion 2015.

What age did you start boxing: 11

Why did you start boxing: I started because my friends and family started boxing at Olympic BC

Tell us about your best fight: I have had a lot of great fights but two of my best would be in The Haringey Box Cup semi-final June 2015 I KO’d my opponent in Round 1 and last December in the National Senior Elite semi-final I was narrowly beaten on a 2-1 split decision to the current senior champion of Ireland, after that bout I confirmed what I had already known that I’m going to be a Senior Elite champion of Ireland in the near future.

What is your goal in boxing for the next five years: My next aim and ambition is to be at Tokyo 2020