Emmet Brennan bowed out of the Olympics despite a big showing against Dilshod Ruzmetov in Tokyo this afternoon.

The Uzbek earned a unanimous decision after three rounds.

Brennan took the fight to the World silver medallist at every opportunity and landed some eye catahcing shots particularly in rounds two and three.

Ruzmetov was finding the target mostly with counters.

Brennan connected with a big right in the second and a sweeping left in the third.

Brennan said: “I knew it was going to be a tough task but I did think I was going to win, He was very sharp, very good counter. He spoiled a but bit he did what he had to do to win the fight.”

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) v Carlo Paalm (Philippines)

Last 16
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Irma Testa (Italy) or Lludmila Voronstova (ROC)

July 27th
Last 16

69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Albert Menque (Cameroon) or Thabiso Dlanini (Swz)

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)