Gabriel Dossen is guaranteed at least bronze at the 64th Bosckai Memorial after winning his second bout in 24 hours in Debrecen, Hungary today.
The Olympic BC (Galway) middleweight beat Hungary’s Robert Cservenka to book his ticket into the last four.
Hungary’s Zoltan Harsca awaits (the host nation are doubling up in some weights) with at least silver up for grabs in Thursday’s semi-finals.
The former Irish Elite champion was full value for his win this afternoon, according to Irish coaches Eoin Pluck and Michael Mongan.
“Gabriel boxed very well, razor sharp. He has bronze in the bag,” said Mongan, Dossen’s coach at the Olympic BC.
“He’ll take a lot of confidence from his two wins so far into the semi-finals. We’re very pleased with his performance.”
(Images: Gabriel Dossen and Irish coaches after today’s victory)
Bosckai Memorial Debrecen, Hungary
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Zoltan Harsca (Hungary)
75kg Giorgi Kharabadze (Georgia) v Victor Yoka (France)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Robert Cservenka (Hungary) 5-0
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Mindougas Gedminas (Norway) 5-0
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Mohammed Rajab (Botswana) 1-4
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Alexsandar Mraovic (Austria) RSC2
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Coaches: Eoin Pluck & Michael Mongan
Physio: David Cooke