Adam Nolan, James Cleary and George Bates with Irish coach Dmitri Dimitruc in Germany

Adam Nolan, James Cleary and George Bates with Irish coach Dmitry Dimitruc in Germany


George Bates and James Cleary won in the Bundesliga in Germany tonight.

The Dublin and Galway duo recorded impressive victories over Polish lightweight Radomir Ubrudnik and Hungarian light-welter Victor Galos.

Gales took a standing count after being dropped by a body shot from Bates.

London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan lost on a split to former European champion Balazs Bacskai of Hungary in the 69kg class.

The Bray BC southpaw, who celebrated his 29th birthday yesterday, was in line for victory against the Maygar who claimed gold the same day that Paddy Barnes and Darren O’Neill won gold and silver at the 2010 European Elites at the Ice Palace in Moscow.

But a harsh public warning mid-way through the third cost him the verdict.

“That was my first fights since the Seniors, said the five-time Irish Elite champion.

“I had a good first and stood with him in the second. To tell the truth the warning probably cost me the fight. It was very harsh, about a minute and a half to go. I didn’t even receive a caution for dropping the shoulder before it.”

Bates, Cleary and Nolan were representing BSK Hannover Seeize in the Bundesliga this evening.

Irish coach Dmitry Dimitruk was working the Irish corners.

He said: “The crowd were very excited by the performances of the Irish boxers. George, James and Adam got a lot of applause. All were very good, excellent performances.”



German Bundesliga Bremen March 12th

60kg George Bates beat Radomir Ubrudnik (Poland) 3-0

64kg James Cleary beat Victor Galos (Hungary) 3-0

69kg Adam Nolan lost to Balazs Bacskai (Hungary) 1-2

Irish squad

69kg Adam Nolan (Bray)

64kg James Cleary (Olympic)

60kg George Bates (St Marys)

Coach: Dmitry Dimitruk