Four Belfast boxers have been named in the Ireland squad for the World Championships in Kazakhstan in October.
Paddy Barnes, Michael Conlan, Tommy McCarthy and Sean McComb have all been included in the ten man squad for the event which starts in Almaty on October 11.
Barnes and Conlan will be looking to build on their Olympic medals of 2012, while McCarthy and McComb will be looking to get among the medals.
And current European champion Jason Quigley will be aiming to add a second major Elite medal to his collection in the middleweight class in Central Asia.
Joe Ward and Ray Moylette, both ex World Youth and European Elite champions, line out at light-heavy and light-welter.
London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan, Gary McKenna and Con Sheehan have also been named in the Irish squad.
And St John Bosco fighter Michael Conlan says he is going to the Worlds to win gold.
“I gained so much confidence by winning gold at the Olympics and silver at the Euopeans, so I am going to the World Championships to win gold.
“I feel fitter and stronger than ever before and I have been on a strength and conditioning course now for a year and I can really feel the difference.
“Even at the Olympics you could tell I had not had strength and conditioning, but now I am a ready to go. We have a strong sqaud going to the World’s and we have loads of chances to win medals,” he added.
But Michael says he has one regret before he leaves to take part in the Championships.
“My brother Jamie fights for the WBO European title at the Odyssey on October 19 and I will not be there to see him lift the title. That is a huge night for Belfast boxing and my family and I am totally gutted to miss it.
“It is only the second fight of Jamie’s I will have missed but I am sure he will win the belt. He is flying in training and he will put on a show in the Odyssey. And it would be great if the two of us won titles in October,” he added.