Tipperary boxer Curtis Darcy pictured at the Irish Athletic Boxing Association (IABA) awards night in Dublin
Curtis, from Ballynonty, Killenaule, competed for Ireland in last year’s European championships in Bulgaria and went all the way to the final, where he was defeated by a Russian opponent on a split decision, having put the Russian on the floor in the opening round.
The European silver medalist had beaten Polish and Ukrainian boxers en route to the decider.
14 year-old Curtis, who has won Irish titles in each of the last two years, also won his bout when he represented his country in a schoolboys international against Germany at the National Stadium in Dublin last September.
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