LYIT student Ethan Ó Domhnaill claims to have won a European College lightweight title in England, however according to IABA, no such championships took place, and assert that Ó Domhnaill therefore fabricated his title.
Speaking to Chris McNulty of Donegal Sport Hub, Peter O’Donnell, the President of the Donegal Boxing Board said; “There were no European College Championships on this week and the Irish Athletic Third-Level Boxing Association (IATBA) have not had any boxers away on representative duty.
“I have checked the records and there is no possible way that this man could have boxed this week. He could not have stepped into a ring as he has no medical card and has no affiliation.
“He claimed to have boxed twice in the one day but, of course, under amateur boxing rules, this could not have happened.
“There are other boxers out there, working, training and fighting trying to earn funding and to have this happening on our door step and potentially damaging their chances is not on.
“I contacted this man (Ó Domhnaill) myself this morning, but when he realised who I was he immediately hung up. It is clear what is happening here and it is very concerning.
“The Colleges Championships have not yet taken place and when they do it will be under the auspicies of the IATBA. There is no record of these so-called Championships this week anywhere and I would ask that this man apologise for what he has done.
“I will be contacting LYIT to make them aware of the situation and last night at the Senior Championship finals in Dublin I made the IABA officials aware of what had happened.”Tags: