Mick Dowling

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Mick Dowling
Born Michael Dowling
Castlecomer, County Kilkenny
Nationality Irish
Occupation Former boxer and Current Broadcaster
Known for Boxing

Michael "Mick" Dowling (born 17 December 1946) is an Irish former Olympic boxer and current boxing commentator and analyst. He hails from Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Boxing career[edit]

Mick Dowling’s competitive record is outstanding. He boxed 50 times in the green vest of Ireland including the 1968 and 1972 Olympic Games in Mexico City and Munich respectively. He boxed in the Bantamweight (54 kg) division.[1] In the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, Dowling found himself within touching distance of at least bronze only to be edged out on a split decision by Orlando Martínez in the quarter-finals.[2] Martínez went on to win the Olympic Gold medal. Dowling is also the proud owner of 2 European Bronze Medals (from 1969 and 1971) [3] and still holds the record for 8 consecutive National Elite titles in the same weight division. He has 9 National titles in total from the Irish Amateur Boxing Association.

Coaching[edit]

Mick Dowling is now one of Ireland’s most respected boxing coaches having served as a member of the National Coaching Committee for 10 years. His knowledge of the sport is second to none. He is currently senior coach of the Mount Tallant Boxing Club [4] and Institute of Technology, Tallaght's Boxing Squad. Mick has also trained the Leinster Rugby squad in the art of Boxing Conditioning.

TV pundit[edit]

Mick Dowling is now a well-known boxing commentator and fight analyst. He works primarily with Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ Sport) in their coverage of Irish amateur boxing including the IABA National Championships, European Amateur Boxing Championships, World Amateur Boxing Championships and the Olympic Games.[5]

Mick Dowling Sportsworld[edit]

Mick Dowling owns and runs Mick Dowling Sortsworld based in Terenure, Dublin 6W. It is long established as one of Ireland’s leading sports shops specializing in top quality sports gear, including running shoes and boxing equipment.[6]

Charity work[edit]

Mick has taken part in numerous events in aid of charity. One of the most recent was a Boxing-night for Down Syndrome Dublin.

Family[edit]

Mick's son Mark Dowling is a professional cyclist for the Polygon Sweet Nice Cycling Team.[7]

Mick's daughter Lisa owns and runs Evolve Coaching and Exercise, a fitness centre based in Kimmage, Dublin which rund a range of pilates, boxing conditioning and personal fitness training. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Irish Boxing at the Olympics - IABA". IABA, Irish Boxers at the Olympics. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Sports Reference, Olympic Games, Mick Dowling". SR, Olympic Games, Mick Dowling. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  3. ^ "Ireland at the World Amateur Boxing Championship". Ireland at the World Amateur Boxing Championship. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  4. ^ "Mount Tallant Boxing Club". boxing.isport. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Let the Games begin as RTÉ announces 2,300 hours of Olympic coverage". RTÉ Sport. 14 July 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  6. ^ "Mick Dowling Sportsworld". Mick Dowling Sportsworld. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  7. ^ "Mark Dowling Polygon Sweet Nice Team". Mark Dowling. Retrieved 2013-12-17. 
  8. ^ "Evolve Coaching and Exercise". Evolve Coaching and Exercise. Retrieved 2014-04-15. 

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