Billy Walsh Debate To Continue Tonight

Boxing GloveThe battle to keep Billy Walsh within the Irish High Performance Unit is likely to continue into tonight. It’s emerged that the Minister for Sport is planning to speak with both the Irish Amateur Boxing Association and Sport Ireland today in an effort to find a resolution to the dispute. Walsh resigned as head coach of the High Performance unit this week, and is set to take up a role with USA Boxing – departing for the States tomorrow. However, Chairman of Sport Ireland, Kieran Mulvey has told a meeting of the Joint Oireachtas Committee today that he’s willing to keep looking for a solution up “until the fat lady sings”. Mulvey has also revealed that one of the demands that the IABA were trying to enforce on Walsh was that the head coach would have to seek their before speaking with the Olympic Council of Ireland, the Irish Sports Council or the media.