Antrim’s Kurt Walker and Sean McComb weighed-in this morning ahead of their opening bouts at the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany.


Walsh meets Leonel De Los Santos of the Domincan Republic in the 3rd fight in the bantam class on the 1st program which begins at 1pm (Irish time).

McComb is between the ropes versus Brazilian light-welter Joedison De Jesus in the 7th bout on the 2nd program which begins at 6pm (Irish time).

Both three-rounders are for places in the last 16.

Dean Gardiner is in action Saturday, followed by Rio Olympians Brendan Irvine and Joe Ward on Monday.

Hamburg 2017 will be streamed live on the AIBA FACEBOOK PAGE except in regions geo-blocked due to rights restrictions by local broadcasters.


Irish draw sheets

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World Elite Championships Hamburg, Germany


August 25th

(Last 32)

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Leonel De Los Santos (Dominican Republic)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Joedison De Jesus (Brazil)

August 26th

(Last 32)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Hyeon Do Kim (Korea)

August 28th

(Last 16)

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Azamat Issakulov (Kazakhstan) or Inkyu Kim (Korea)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Iago Kizira (Georgia) or Sean Lazzerini (Scotland)

Irish squad

52kg Brendan Irvine  (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) cpt
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruc
Doctor: Jim Clover
Physio: Seamus Caffrey
Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton