Dervla Duffy lost out in her bid to reach the Boxam Elite finals in the Canary Islands today.
The Irish feather was beaten by Romania’s Perijoc Lacramiora on a uanimous decision in the last-four in Tenerife.
The judges favoured the Romania battler after a full-blooded 57kg clash. Duffy had some good moment in all three rounds, the Irishwoman picking off solid jabs and hooks off each hand.
But Lacramiora kept moving forward to take the verdict and advance to the weekend’s finals on a 29-28 decision across the board.
World Elite finalist Kellie Harrington and Grainne Walsh are in action in Saturday’s finals versus Romania and Wales.
The female and male tournament has attracted entries from the host nation Spain, Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Scotland, Dominica, Finland, France, Wales, Hungary, England, Israel, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Turkey and Cape Verde.
Boxam Elite Tournament Tenerife, Canary Islands November 1st/6th
54kg Dervla Duffy (Ireland) lost to Perijoc Lacramiora (Romania) 0-5
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Cristina Cosma (Romania)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) v Rosie Eccles (Wales)
54kg Dervla Duffy (Mulhuddart)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)
69kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)
Coaches: Noel Burke & Antoinette Faye-McClean
Physio: Sé Caffrey