3 More Team Ireland Boxers Qualify For Men’s European Championship Quarter Finals.

Team Ireland’s JP Hale/Margrit Kinsces.

3 more Team Ireland boxers join Luke Maguire in qualifying for the Men’s European Championships

The first Irish boxer contesting in Yerevan today was flyweight, Sean Mari, who opened proceedings in Ring B, taking on Serbia’s Omer Ametovic in a high octane bout – the Dublin boxer came away the 4-1 split decision winner. The judges scored the bout 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 29:28. Sean boxes his quarter final on Friday, in Ring B’s afternoon session.

Team Ireland’s Sean Mari on being declared winner of his preliminary.

75kg Gabriel Dossen boxed his second bout of the tournament today, meeting meets No. 4 seed, Mofid Rami Kiwan of Bulgaria. Gabriel was assured and dominant throughout the bout, and secured is Quarter Final berth by way of a 5-0 win. Judges scored the bout 30:27, 30:27, 30:27, 29:28, 29:28. Gabriel contests his quarter final on Friday, in Ring A’s afternoon session.

Team Ireland’s Gabriel Dossen

Team Captain, featherweight Adam Hession, seeded No. 4 for the tournament, took on Belgium’s Vasile Usturoi in the first bout of the session. It was a very close bout, well fought by the Irish boxer, which had to be paused several times to deal with a cut on his upper right forehead. Ultimately, the judges scored in favour of the Belgian boxer, on a 4-1 split: 30:27, 29:28, 30:27, 30:27, 27:30.

Team Ireland’s Adam Hession.

The last Team Ireland boxer in action on Day Three was lightweight JP Hale. He boxed No. 3 seed, Finland’s Arslan Khataev. JP claimed a 3-2 win. The judges scores: 30:27, 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 29:28 in favour of the boxer in blue. JP contests his quarter final on Friday, in Ring A’s afternoon session.

Yet to make their tournament debuts are 48kg Rickey Nesbitt, 67kg Eugene McKeever and 92kg Jack Marley. That changes for Eugene and Jack on Thursday, while 71kg Luke Maguire, boxes his second bout of the tournament.

67kg Eugene McKeever takes on No. 2 seed, Serbia’s Vakid Abbasov in a round of 16 encounter -bout 8 of Ring B’s afternoon session. Luke Maguire, the 5-0 winner over Poland’s Daniel Wieslaw Piotrowski in his round of 32 bout, meets No. 3 seed, Georgia’s Eskerkhan Madiev in the first bout of the evening session in Ring B. While heavyweight, Jack Marley, seeded No. 3, takes on Greece’s Vagkan Nanitzanian in bout 5.

Day Four programme:

The tournament is being streamed by the IBA on its YouTube channel

Ring A, afternoon session.

Ring B, afternoon session

Ring A, evening session

Ring B, evening session

Team Ireland:

48kg Ricky Nesbitt, Holy Family, Drogheda

51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown BC, Dublin

54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Belfast

57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway

60kg JP Hale, Star ABC, Belfast.

63.5kg Brandon McCarthy, St. Michael’s, Athy.

67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda

71kg Luke Maguire, Esker BC, Dublin

75kg Gabriel Dossen, Olympic, Galway.

92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown BC, Dublin

Zauri Antia

Dmitri Dmitruk

Damian Kennedy

Draw sheets for all Team Ireland boxers are here

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Session 4 A results

Session 4 B results

Session 5 A results:

Session 6 B results

Event schedule:

Tournament schedule, by weight: