Cassidy through to Olympic World Qualifier round of 16.

Ireland’s 80kg Kelyn Cassidy has won through to the 2nd Olympic World Qualifier Round of 16.

He made it out of the Round of 32 with an RSC3 win over India’s Abhimanyu Loura in Bangkok this morning. He’s next in action on Thursday.

579 boxers from 133 countries are contesting the tournament. As with the 1st Olympic World Qualifier in March, boxers will contest to quota; meaning, they will cease to box at a qualification bout. There will be no semi-finals or finals, and no medals bestowed. In5 of the weights Ireland is contesting in Bangkok (50kg, 54kg, 66kg, 51kg and 92+kg), 4 Paris quota places are available. In Men’s 71kg, 5 quota places are available, and there are 3 in Men’s 80kg – which means the de-facto bronze medalists will box off for the final quota place in that weight

Day Five

Two Ireland boxers are in action on Tuesday. Tokyo bronze medalist, 71kg Aidan Walsh, returns for his second bout of the tournament, at the Round of 32 stage. He takes onAlgeria’s Youcef Islam Yaiche in Bout 11 of the Afternoon Session, at around 9.30am, Irish time

54kg Jennifer Lehane makes her tournament debut against Puerto Rico’s Angelyris Lopez in Bout 5 of the Evening Session – and should be in action at around 1.30pm, Irish time.


High Performance Coaches Damian Kennedy, Lynne McEnery and James Doyle, with Team Manager/Physiologist, Sport Ireland’s Paula Fitzpatrick, pictured after 80kg Kelyn Cassidy’s Round of 32 victory in the 2nd Olympic World Qualifier.


The tournament will not be live-streamed until May 30th, when it reaches the Quarter Finals stage. Thereafter, it will be available at


The maximum team size any federation may qualify for an Olympic Games is 13. Six Team Ireland boxers have already qualified: reigning Olympic lightweight champ, Kellie Harrington, and now double Olympians 57kg Michaela Walsh and Aoife O’Rourke. 57kg Jude Gallagher booked his ticket to Paris at the 1st Olympic World Qualifier. 63.5kg Dean Clancy and heavyweight, Jack Marley, qualified at the 2023 European Games.

50kg Daina Moorehouse, Enniskerry BC, Co. Wicklow

54kg Jennifer Lehane, DCU Boxing Club, Dublin

66kg Grainne Walsh, St. Mary’s BC, Tallaght, Dublin

51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown BC, Dublin

71kg Aidan Walsh, Holy Family Golden Gloves BC, Belfast

80kg Kelyn Cassidy, Saviour’s Crystal, Waterford.

92+kg Martin McDonagh, Galway Boxing Club.

Draws are available here

Day One results are available here

Day Two results are available here

Day Three results are available here