Braid ABC boxer Anthony in action in Paris

Braid ABC boxer Anthony O'Rawe.
Braid ABC boxer Anthony O'Rawe.

Braid ABC boxer Anthony O`Rawe travels to Paris this week to compete in the multi-national Montana Belt Tournament.

Anthony will be travelling with a six strong ulster team in bid to claim gold.

Anthony has just completed a 8 week intensive training programme and has put a lot of work in to preparing for the fights.

The 21 year old Wrightbus worker will be hoping to bring back the win and will be relishing the chance to fight in a multination tournament.

Anthony who has been granted time off from his normal duties, and will now swap spanners for boxing gloves and take on the best that the visiting countries has to offer.

Former Ulster champion O’Rawe is the second Braid ABC fighter to be travelling abroad as young prospect Corey Bradshaw is currently in Washington DC competing with a Northern Ireland team.

Corey who recently claimed the Co Antrim title for the sixth consecutive time will be stepping out when he returns in a bid to claim an Irish title.

“We’re hoping that Corey winning the Antrim will start off the winning spree and we hope Anthony can put in a few good performances in Paris and Corey can do well in Dublin,” said Braid ABC coach John McLeister.

“We will be hoping for good draws as Corey will be jet legged after travelling and could be in the ring two days after touching down at Belfast airport.

“Anthony too will be hoping not to draw the favourites early on until he gets a fight or two under his belt.

“Training has gone well and sparring has gone exceptionally well so we know the performance is in there, Anthony just needs to get it out on the day,” added John.