Six bouts – three semi-finals and three quarter-finals – were decided on the opening night of the Ulster Elites at the Devenish Complex in Belfast tonight.
Diarmuid Toland, Rory Lavery and Mosa Kambule advanced to the finals on unanimous and split verdicts over Ricky Nesbitt, Lee McKee and Teo Alin.
Earlier this evening, Colm Murphy beat Jude Gallagher in a cracking featherweight quarter-final.
Gallagher, the current Irish flyweight champion who has moved up a limit, took the first round across the board, but Murphy edged the second 3-2 and took all five judges with him in the third and final stanza of a toe-to-toe battle.
Jack McGivern and Daryl Clarke progressed to the last four on unanimous decisions.
The tournament resumes at the Devenish Complex on Thursday night. Ten semi-finals will be decided.
The Ulster Hall will host the finals next Tuesday.
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2020 ULSTER ELITE CHAMPIONSHIP
Devenish Complex Belfast
57kg: Colm Murphy (St George’s) beat Jude Gallagher (Two Castles) 3-2
63kg: Jack McGivern (St George’s) beat Ben Ferran (Clonard) 5-0
63kg: Daryl Clarke (Monkstown) beat Ryan Lavery (Holy Family, Belfast) 5-0
49kg: Diarmuid Toland (Holy Family, Belfast) beat Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family, Drogheda) 3-2
60kg: Rory Lavery (Holy Family, Belfast) beat Lee McKee (Star) 5-0
60kg: Mosa Kambule (Holy Trinity) beat Teo Alin (Cookstown) 3-2