Boxing

"I told him then ‘this will be me and you in four years', only with gold medals around our necks"

When the action gets under way in the Gold Coast later this week, Aidan and Michaela Walsh will become the first brother and sister to have boxed at the Commonwealth Games. Elder sibling Michaela (24) won silver in Glasgow four years ago, while Aidan (21) finished top of the podium at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa. Neither has considered returning to Belfast with anything other than a gold medal around their neck and, before jetting off Down Under, they sat down with Neil Loughran to talk boxing, Burnett and unshakeable belief...

Aidan and Michaela Walsh will make history when they become the first brother and sister to box at the Commonwealth Games. Picture by Hugh Russell
Neil Loughran: Guys, you sit here on the cusp of making history, but let’s go right back to the start first. How did you get both come into boxing? Aidan Walsh: My daddy [Damien] boxed fo[...]

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