Antrim’s Kane Tucker and Dublin’s Kiril Afanasev box in the light heavy and heavy classes on Day 2 of the World Men’s Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia tomorrow.

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Tucker meets Kyrgyzstan’s Erkin Adylbek and Afanasev is in against Australia’s Austin Aokuso in bouts No. 6 and 11.

Boxing begins at 11am (Irish time), according to the program.

Michael Nevin, pictured above today with Irish head coach Zaur Antia, got Ireland off to a winning start this afternoon versus Modova’s Andrei Vreme.

The Portlaoise BC middleweight won on a unanimous decision – 30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28,29-28.


2019 World Elite Men’s Championships Ekaterinburg, Russia

September 9

Last 64

75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Andre1 Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

September 10

Last 64

81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v Erkin Adylbek (Kyrgyzstan)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Austin Aokuso (Australia)

September 12

Last 64

52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) v Aldoms Suquor (Indonesia)
63kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Matthew Alexander (Trinidad & Tobago)

September 13

Last 64

69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Miroslav Kapuler (Israel)

September 14

Last 32

75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Vytautas Balsys (Lithuania)

September 15

Last 32

57kg Kurt Walker v Samuel Kostohurry (France) or David Avila (Columbia)

Irish squad

52kg: Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
57kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
63kg: Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise)
69kg: Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)
75kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg: Kane Tucker (Emerald)
91kg: Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)

High-Performnce Director: Bernard Dunne

Head coach: Zaur Antia

Coaches: John Conlan and Eoin Pluck