Amy Broadhurst booked her ticket into the lightweight quarter-finals at the World Women’s Elites in Ulan-Ude, Siberia this morning.

The Dundalk southpaw earned a 30-27,29-28,29-28,29-28,29-28 unanimous decision over Poland’s Aneta Rygielska and will meet Finland’s No. 1 seed Mira Potkonen in the last eight tomorrow with at least bronze up for grabs.

The bout is a repeat of August’s European Elite semi-final which the Finn won in Madrid.

Potkonen, who lost five of her six outings with Katie Taylor in the amateurs, forced Ecuador’s Marie Palacios into a standing count en route to victory this morning.

Broadhurst was full value for her decision as she kept her shape, regularly tagged Rygielska with clear and solid left hooks in the opening two rounds and staggered the Pole with a right in the second.

The Polish 2019 European light-welter finalist, who has dropped down to light, may have edged the third but it was never going to be enough to overturn the deficit from the opening two frames.

Meanwhile, Cork welter Christina Desmond meets Canada’s Myriam Da Silva for a place in the quarter-finals at approximately 12.15 pm (Irish time) in Ring A today.

(Image: Broadhurst (red) from an earlier fight in Siberia)


World Women’s Elite Championships Ulan-Ude, Siberia, Russia

October 9

Last 16

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Aneta Rygielska (Poland) 5-0
69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) v Myriam Da Silva (Canada)

October 10


60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Mira Potkonen (Finland)


October 8

Last 16

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Mi Choi Pang (North Korea) 2-3
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Liudmila Vorontsova (Russia) 1-4

October 6

Last 32

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Maya Kleinhans (Germany) 5-0

October 5

Last 32

57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Carmara Fatoumata (Mali) 5-0

October 4

Last 32

69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Sandy Ryan (England) 4-1

October 3

Last 32

51kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Taylah Robertson (Australia) 5-0

Irish squad

51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)

57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim)

60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)

69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne

Head coach: Zaur Antia

Coaches: Dimitry Dimitruk and Damian Kennedy