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Hand injury to keep Harrington from fighting at European Championships

Bernard Dunne says the world champ is being kept out of harm’s way before defending her title in Russia.

Kellie Harrington with her silver medal and bandaged thumb in Minsk last month.
Kellie Harrington with her silver medal and bandaged thumb in Minsk last month.
Image: Soenar Chamid/INPHO

KELLIE HARRINGTON WILL be held back from competing at next month’s European Women’s Boxing Championships in Madrid.

The Dubliner suffered a thumb injury during the European Games in Minsk last month and had to sit out the lightweight final.

IABA high performance director Bernard Dunne told the Irish Independent that they were not willing to risk Harrington ahead of October’s World Championships in Russia, where she will aim to defend her title.

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