Aidan Walsh is into the last eight of the Olympic Games after posting an impressive win in Tokyo this morning.

The Belfast welter beat Albert Menque of Cameroon to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Menque received two public warnings in the second and third rounds of this encounter.

Walsh, showcasing good head and evasive movements and finding the target with some solid combinations, took the first round 4-1.

The Belfast fighter also looked composed in the second which he won across the board.

The third round was all about staying out of trouble, and Walsh, who had his sister Michaela cheering him on from ringside, did just that to progress to within one win of at least bronze.

The coaches will have a plan, so I’ll just listen to them and go out and do it all again,” said Walsh after his win.

Tokyo Olympics

July 24th

Last 32
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Jose Quiles (Spain) 5-0

July 25th

Last 32
81kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) lost to Dilshod Ruzmetov (Uzbekistan) 0-5

July 26th
Last 32

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Carlo Paalam (Philippines) 1-4

Last 16
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Irma Testa (Italy) 0-5

July 27th
Last 16

69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) beat Albert Menque (Cameroon) 5-0

July 28th

Last 16

75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Li Qian (China)
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Mirazizbek Mitzakhalilov (Uzbekistan)

July 30th
Last 16

60hk Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Rebecca Nicoli (Italy) or Esmerelda Falcon (Mexico)

69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Mervin Clair (Mauritius) or Hussein Eashash (Jordan)