Gabriel Dossen has his hand raised in victory in Antalya


Gabriel Dossen cruised to his third victory since Saturday at the European Youth Championships to guarantee Ireland at least bronze in Antalya,Turkey.

The Galway southpaw beat Azerbaijan’s Nijat Hasanov this afternoon to advance to the welterweight semi-finals.

Footwork, shot selection, counter-punching, the World Youth bronze medallist showcased the lot on a frustrating afternoon for his Azeri opponent who never really got near the Olympic BC stylist.

He’ll now meet England’s current Commonwealth Youth champion Mark Dickenson on Friday for a place in the 69kg final.

Earlier today, David Oliver Joyce was adjudged to have lost his quarter-final with England’s Ivan Price in Antalya, Turkey.

The Dubliner consistently took the fight to Price in a fiery all southpaw battle.

Joyce, walking down his rangy opponent for most of the three rounds, with both young men soaking up plenty of shots, had a particularly good third round but the decision, which was initially announced as an Irish win……. went against him.

The Ballymun BC stand out raised his hand in victory after the second verdict was confirmed. Brilliant performance from the 16-year-old Irish champion versus the 2016 European Junior champion.

Paddy Donovan and Jordan Myers are in quarter-final action tomorrow.

European Youth Championships Antalya, Turkey October 21st/29th

October 21st Preliminaries (Last 32)

56kg Craig Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to David Kharmats (Israel) 1-4
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) lost to Artur Szachbazian (Czech Republic) TKO2
64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) beat Konrad Dialas (Poland) TKO2
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Pavel Kamanin (Estonia) 5-0

October 22nd (Last 16)

49kg Terry Donoghue (Ireland) lost to Danil Lysenko (Russia) 1-4
52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Amid Alizada (Azerbaijan) 3-2
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Olek Kravets (Ukraine) 5-0

Last 32
75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) beat Rami Kiwan (Bulgaria) 3-2

October 23rd (last 16)

64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) beat Tomi Lorencic (Slovenia) TKO3
75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) beat Zav Yan (Israel) 5-0

October 24th (Q/finals)

52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Ivan Price (England) 1-4
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Nijat Hasanov (Azerbaijan) 5-0

October 25th (Q/Finals)

64kg Patrick Donovan (Ireland) v Tugrulhan Erdemir (Turkey)
75kg Jordan Myers (Ireland) v Djozdic Buksic (Serbia)

October 27th (S/Finals)

69kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Mark Dickenson (England)

Irish squad

49kg Terry Donoghue (St Michaels Athy BC)
52kg David Oliver Joyce (Ballymun BC)
56kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin BC)
60kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown BC)
64kg Paddy Donovan (OLOL BC)
69kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic BC) (Bronze, at least)
75kg Jordan Myers (Sligo City BC)

Head Coach: Zauri Antia

Coach: John Conlan
R&J: Diarmuid MacDiarmada