Please see below attachment for today’s schedule at the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

Boxing2017 – EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships Day5 Schedule

Irish captain Darren O’Neill, current European champion Joe Ward, Emmet Brennan and Kurt Walker are in last 16 action.

If any, or all, of the Irish quartet win they’ll join Brendan Irvine and Seam McComb in the quarter-finals, and also qualify, along with Irvine and McComb, for the World Championships which begin in Hamburg, Germany in August

McComb beat Russia’s current World Elite champion Vitaly Dunaystev yesterday, his second successive victory over the Kazakhstan-born Rio 2016 bronze medalist who beat Ireland’s Dean Walsh in the semi-finals of the 2015 Europeans in Bulgaria en route to gold  after beating England’s Pat McCormack, who McComb meets in the quarter-finals in Kharkiv.

The top eight boxers in each weight – the quarter-finalists –  qualify for Hamburg.

Qualifying for the World Championships, the inaugural tournament of which was held in Havana in 1974, is a relatively new concept introduced in 2015 for the Doha World Championships.

Prior to Doha, National Federations entered teams for the World Championships.

Meantime, Kharkiv is two hours ahead of Ireland. Local times apply on schedule for Tuesday.

European Elite Men’s Championships Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25th

June 16th

(Last 32)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) 5-0

June 17th:

Last 32

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat SeverianeChildaze (Georgia) 5-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) lost to Sergei Sobylinski (Russia) 0-5

June 18th

Last 32

60kg Pat Mongan (Ireland) lost to Artur Bril (Germany) 0-5
75kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) beat Bartosz Golebiewski (Poland) 3-2

June 19th

Last 16

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Bathuhan Citfci (Turkey) 5-0
60kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia) 3-2
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Viktor Vykhryst (Ukraine) TKO2

June 20th

Last 16

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Tayfur Aliyev (Azerbaijan)
75kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) v Kamran Shakhsuvarly (Azerbaijan)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Matus Strnisko (Slovakia)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Ramazazaqn Musilimov (Ukraine)

June 21st


52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Gabriel Escobar (Spain)
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Luke McCormack (England)



Irish squad

52kg – Flyweight – Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg – Bantamweight – Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg – Lightweight – Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg – Light-welter – Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg – Welterweight – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)

75kg – Middleweight – Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg – Light-heavy – Joe Ward (Moate)

91kg – Heavyweight – Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91+kg – Super-heavy – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

High-Performance Director/Head of Delegation: Bernard Dunne

Head Coach: Zaur Antia

Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc, Jimmy Payne, Eoin Pluck

Physio: Seamus Caffrey

Doctor: Jim Clover

Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary

Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton