Browsing through HMV the week before Christmas I noticied Kenny Egan, Ireland’s silver medalist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, had a DVD out. I’d followed Kenny’s progress at the Olympics, like half the country, and was interested to see where he’d come from and how he’d gotten to where he is. Darragh’s interview with Kenny had given me a bit of background on the guy but the DVD goes further. It tracks his journey through boxing, how he started out at the age of 8 in Neilstown and has worked his way through the amateur game.
Kenny announced earlier in December that he’s staying amateur for the next Olympics and I’m delighted. As is said in the DVD by more informed commentators, he’s a brilliant ambassador for the sport and will continue to be in the future. He’s got a fantastic work ethic and I’d wish him well for the Irish Senior Championships in February. By the look of his Twitter account, the hard work has begun again.
A clip from his DVD: