Keylan Casidy advanced following a top drawer performance against Mexico’s Arriaga Olvera at the World Championships in Serbia today.
By Rickey Nesbittt bowed out of the tournament on a unanimous decision.
Cassidy was on top in all three rounds this afternoon against Olvera and turned on a master class, according to Irish team manager Peter O’Donnell.
The final scores read 30-27 x 4 and 30-26 to the Irishman. He’ll now be back in action on Monday.
Nesbit was beaten 5-0 by Uzbekistan’s Nodrjon Mirakhmador.
AIBA World Elite Championships Belgrade Serbia
October 25th (Last 64)
67kh Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Asadhuja Muydinkhajaev (Uzbekistan) 0-5
October 26th (Last 32)
51kg Sean Mari (Ireland) lost to Aitila Bernath (Hungary) 1-4
63kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Gianluligi Malanga (Italy) 0-5
October 27th (Last 64)
60kg JP Hale (Ireland) lost to Semiz Alicic (Serbia) 0-5
October 28th (Last 32)
57kg Adam Hession (Ireland) lost to Eduard Savvin (Russia Boxing Federation) 1-4
October 30th Last 32)
48kg Rickey Nesbitt (Ireland) lost to Nodrjon Mirakhmador (Uzbekistan) 0-5
80kg Keylan Cassidy (Ireland beat Arriaga Olvera (Mexico) 5-0
Keylan Cassidy (Ireland) v TBA
48 kg. Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family)
51 kg. Sean Mari (Monkstown)
57 kg. Adam Hession (Monieva)
60 kg. JP Hale (Star)
63kg. Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
67 kg. Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
80 Kg. Kelyan Cassidy (St Saviors/ Crystal)
IABA President, Dom O’Rourke
Team manager, Peter O’Donnell
Coaches, Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck