The sport of boxing is among the toughest in the world but for Corkman Michael Roche it meant fun and enjoyment for 22 years of a successful career.
Roche’s breakthrough came in 1997 when he won his first National Senior title at lightweight when defeating fellow Corkman Tomas Fitzgerald at the Glen Boxing club.
Recalling the experience at Sydney he couldn’t hide his disappointment.
“I couldn’t have done it without their help as they were always there for me.”
The sport of boxing produced a man who always gave his best shot throughout an impressive career.