Steven Donnelly will be targeting his second win at 2016 Olympics and a place in the quarter-finals in Rio today.
The Ballymena BC welter, who has one under his belt from last weekend at the Games, meets Mongolia’s Tuvshinbat Byamba at approximately 4:45pm this afternoon (Irish time).
Donnelly impressed on his Olympic debut last Sunday after recording a convincing victory over Algeria’s Zahir Kedache.
Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii, the current World Elite 69kg champion and No. 1 seed in the 69kg class in Rio,and Kenya’s Nduke Okwiri go head-to-head in the corresponding last 16 contest this afternoon.
No Irish boxers are in action Friday, but the team are facing into a busy weekend with Brendan Irvine, Michael Conlan and Katie Taylor out on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Both Conlan and Taylor are the No. 1 seeds in their respective bantam and light classes.
Taylor awaits the winner of the Friday’s four-rounder between Finland’s Mira Potkonen and Brazil’s Adriana Araujo in the quarter finals.
Please see below attachments for today’s schedule and Wednesday’s results from Rio.
Irish Draw Rio Olympics
August 7th (last 32)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Andrique Allisop (Seychelles) 3-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Zahir Kedache (Algeria) 3-0
August 8th (last 16)
49kg Paddy Barnes (Ireland) lost to Samuel Carmona (Spain) 1-2
August 9th (last 16)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Albert Selimov (Azerbaijan) 0-3
August 10th (last 16)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) lost Carlos Andreas Mina (Ecuador) 1-2
August 11th (last 16)
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) v Tuvshinbat Byamba (Mongolia)
August 12th (last 16)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Uziel Rodriquez (Mexico) W/O
August 13th (last 32)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Shakhobidin Zoirov (Uzbekistan)
August 14th (last 16)
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Aram Avagyan (Armenia)
August 15th (Q/Final)
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Mira Potkonen (Finland) or Adriana Araujo (Brazil)
60kg (Lightweight) – Katie Taylor (Bray)
49kg (Light-flyweight) – Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52kg (Flyweight) – Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg (Bantamweight) – Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg (Lightweight) – David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy & AIBA Pro Boxing)
69kg (Welterweight) – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg (Middleweight) – Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg (Light-heavyweight) – Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
Team Manager: Joe Hennigan
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, John Conlan
Physio: Julianne Ryan
Sport Psychologist: Gerry Hussey