Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/6/14
Irish boxers at the London Summer Olympics Ireland's formidable reputation in pugilism spans the English-speaking world, with boxers of Hibernian descent making a splash far, far outside of the Emerald Isle. However, at the Olympics, it is just the fistic talent of the Republic of Ireland that counts, and that little island country is enjoying a run of good talent. In 2008, they brought home two bronzes and a silver, and that ain't bad considering Ireland's modest population of only 6.3 million and the scoring scandals suffered in Beijing. Not all of 2008's medal winners are making a return, and ironically, the Irish team might even be stronger for it. That is hardly the only reason to watch, however. Whenever Ireland challenges the UK in sports, the event is a noteworthy clash of neighbors and rivals. The Ireland vs. UK matches were some of the most exciting produced by the Beijing Games, and this year any such encounter would take place in London, on British soil. If s...
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