“I’ll take as much as I can get” – Niamh Earley aims to continue winning streak


On Saturday afternoon Niamh Earley was one of six young Irish boxers to do an Intermediate and Under 22 double.

The Ryston fighter claimed the Senior [Intermediate] title at 54kg last month and followed it up by dropping down to 51kg and claiming the Under 22 title,

It’s all in a days work though for the World Junior silver medalist who is making the step up to adult level with minimal fuss.

Looking back at her unanimous decision win over Nycole Hayes, the Kildare fighter told Irish-Boxing.com that “I was really happy with how the fight went.”

“I felt controlled and relaxed from the beginning and felt I could really pick out the shots I wanted and took them when I saw them.”

Like a number of fighters, Earley is aiming for four major tournaments in four months, with the National Elite Seniors and European Under 22s on the horizon.

A packed schedule is no issue for the Earley who outlined how “I’m feeling good and every opportunity I get to fight is experience, so I’ll take as much as I can get. ”

“The past few months have been very intense with training six days a week, Sunday being my recovery day. Training is very hectic at the moment but I’m loving it and I feel at my best

“So far everything has been going well so it’s exciting to see what’s ahead”

Similarly, the move down in weight has only served to make Earley stronger and she notes how “I feel strong and sharp at this weight, I’m still eating plenty and I have a lot of energy.”

“I’m eating all the right food and combined with training my weight is easy to maintain and stay strong.”

Kildare boxing is proudly supported by Liffey Crane Hire.

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Joe O'Neill

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