Emmet Brennan advanced to the last 16 of the European Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine today.
The Dublin middleweight beat Poland’s Bartosz Golebiewski on a split decision in the middleweight class.
The top eight boxers (the quarter-finalists) in Kharkiv qualify for the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September.
Earlier today, Galway lightweight Pat Mongan was beaten by Germany’s Artur Bril in Kharkiv.Bril earned a unanimous decision over the Galway southpaw after three tight rounds.
Irish boxing is facing into a crucial day in Kharkiv tomorrow, with Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine, Sean McComb and Dean Gardiner in action in the last-16.
If any of the Irish trio win they’ll qualify for Hamburg.
Irish captain Darren O’Neill and Joe Ward, the current European light-heavy champion, are between the ropes on Tuesday, along with Brennan and Kurt Walker.
Ward is the No. 1 seed in the Ukraine.
Meantime, Sadie Duffy refereed the Germany versus Bulgaria bout in Kharkiv today.
European Elite Men’s Championships Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25th
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) 5-0
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Severiane Childaze (Georgia) 5-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) lost to Sergei Sobylinski (Russia) 0-5
60kg Pat Mongan (Ireland) lost to Artur Bril (Germany) 0-5
75kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) beat Bartosz Golebiewski (Poland) 3-2
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Bathuhan Citfci (Turkey)
60kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Viktor Vykhryst (Ukraine)
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)
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