- Boxing coach Mick Driscoll has been charged with three counts of sexual assault
- England Boxing’s Driscoll is well-known to some of the sport’s biggest names
- Last year, a trainer was sacked after many allegations were made to the body
An England boxing coach – well-known to some of the sport’s biggest names – has been charged with sexual assault.
Last year, Mail Sport revealed that a trainer had been sacked after a number of allegations were made to the Sheffield-based body, which had ordered an independent review.
Police, who had earlier received complaints, subsequently re-opened an investigation they had previously closed and have now confirmed former lead performance coach Mick Driscoll, 54, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault on a female.
Driscoll was the first national recipient in 2018 of the European Boxing Confederation’s coach of the year. He oversaw three golds and a bronze for England’s fighters at the Youth Olympic Games and, during his time, helped the country’s youngsters win a haul of 34 major championship medals.
A spokesperson for Sussex Police said: ‘Michael Driscoll, 54, of Portsmouth, has been charged with three counts of sexual assault on a female. He remains released to appear at Crawley Magistrates’ Court on 19 January, 2024.’
Driscoll, himself formerly a boxer, won two National Elite Championships. He competed for England and narrowly missed out on a place at the 1988 Olympics in the light-welterweight category.
Well-known England Boxing coach Mick Driscoll has been charged with sexual assault
Police confirmed he was charged on three counts, and will appear in court in January 2024