Galway’s Gabriel Dossen, pictured with Irish coaches, was scheduled to meet Hungary’s Zoltan Harsca in the last four of the Bocskai Memorial in Debrecen, Hungary today.

However, it’s understood that Harsca has withdrawn and Dossen has received a walkover into Friday’s middleweight final.

Georgia’s Giorgi Kharabadaze and France’s Victor Yoka meet in the corresponding 75kg semi-final this afternoon.

Dossen, who has impressed in his two victories so far, weighed-in this morning. The Olympic BC man is guaranteed a medal at the 64th edition of the tournament.

All finals will be decided tomorrow.

The Irish squad are due to arrive home on Saturday evening at 6.05pm via Dublin Airport via Budapest.


Bocskai Memorial Debrecen, Hungary

February 7


75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) versus Giorgi Kharabadze (Georgia) or Victor Yoka (France)

February 6


75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Zoltan Harsca (Hungary) W/O

February 5


75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Robert Cservenka (Hungary) 5-0

February 4

Last 16

75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Mindougas Gedminas (Norway) 5-0

February 3

Last 32

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Mohammed Rajab (Botswana) 1-4
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Alexsandar Mraovic (Austria) RSC2


Irish squad

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Coaches: Eoin Pluck & Michael Mongan

Physio: David Cooke