2 more Team Ireland boxers booked their places in the Quarter Finals of the Women’s World Championship in Istanbul, Turkey, today.
Amy Broadhurst, contesting at 63kg, Aslahan Sezgin Mehmedova, was dominant from the first bell, and came away with a unanimous win. The judges scores: 30:24, 30:26, 30:27, 30:26, 30:26
At 52kg, Carly McNaul won through to her Quarter Final following a strongly contested bout against reigning European U22 champion, Nikolina Cacic of Croatia. The judges scored the bout 26:30, 27:29
28:28, 27:29, 27:29 in favour of the boxer in blue.
54kg Niamh Fay met strong opposition in Romania’s Lacramioara Perijoc. This was a close, testy bout, and the Dubliner lost out by the narrowest of margins, a 3-2 split. The judges scored the bout: 29:27, 28:28, 27:29, 28:28, 29:27
Caitlin Fryers, at 50kg, boxed Italy’s Giordana Sorrentino and came out the wrong side of a unanimous decision, with the judges scoring the bout 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 26:30, 26:30
The final Irish boxer in the ring in Istanbul this evening was 66kg Kaci Rock, who met Anna Lysenko of Ukraine. The judges scored the bout 26:30, 27:30, 27:30, 28:29, 27:30 in favour of the Ukrainian boxer.
Four Team Ireland boxers are in Quarter Final action on Monday.
Olympian, Michaela Walsh (57kg) will box out of the blue corner when she meets Kazakhstan’s Karina Ibragimova in bout 5 of Ring A’s afternoon session. 2 bouts later, in bout 7, Amy Broadhurst (63kg) vies for a semi-final berth against Serbia’s Jelena Janicijevic. 70kg Lisa O’Rourke, in red, will contest against Armenia’s Ani Hovsepyan bout 10 in the same ring and session.
52kg Carly McNaul is in action in bout 3 of Ring B’s afternoon session, against Brazil’s Carolina De Almeida.
Quarter Finals Programme:
The tournament is being live-streamed by the IBA on YouTube. Watch the Quarter Finals:
Ring A, afternoon session
Ring B, afternoon session
Ring A, evening session
Ring B, evening session
Tuesday May 17th will be a rest day, and finals will be boxed across Thursday May 18th and Friday May 19th.
Prize money is up for grab for podium finishes at this year’s tournament:
In order to be entitled to receive the Prize Money, the IBA says the” Boxer must win at least one bout at the Competition and reach place from 1st to 3rd (gold to bronze medal)”.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast
63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s ABC, Rostrevor
66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway
Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey
May 6th to 21st.
Draws for each Team Ireland boxer are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Day Four results are here
Day Five results are here
Day Six results are here
Session 9A results
Session 9B results
Session 10 A results
Session 10 B results