Ireland claimed victory from the International Elite Round Robin with France, Germany, Italy and Russia at Dublin’s National Stadium.

The four-day tournament concluded today at the home of Irish boxing.

79 bouts were completed over the course of the competition, with Ireland posting 26 wins, Italy 23, Russia 17, France 10 and Germany 3.

George Bates was the only Irish boxer in action today. The Dublin lightweight was edged out on a split decision to Giuseppe Canonico of Italy.

Seven bouts were completed this morning and early afternoon to bring the curtain down on the tournament featuring five of the top boxing nations in the world.

Europe is building toward June’s European Elite Men’s Championships in the Ukraine which will act as the sole qualifier for the World Elite Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September.

The top eight boxers in each of the weights in the Ukraine qualify for Hamburg.

However, it is understood that if Germany, who have ten automatic places as the host nation for Hamburg, compete at the Europeans a top-nine finish could qualify – in the event of a German athlete reaching the last eight in the Ukraine – boxers for the World Championships.

European has the highest quota of places for the World Championships.

Boxing2017 – AIBA World Boxing Championships Qualification System




International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin

Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Russia


May 1st

51kg Mostarda Roberta (Italy) beat Houria Djalout (France) 3-2
60kg Irma Testa (Italy) beat Flora Pili (France) 5-0
56kg Jordan Rodriguez (France) beat Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia) 4-1
60kg Giuseppe Canonico (Italy) beat George Bates (Ireland) 3-2
64kg Wahid Hambli (France) beat Paolo Di Learnia (Italy) 3-2
75kg Bengoro Bamba (France) beat Brian Hellwig (Germany) 4-1
91+kg Arten Suslenkov (Russia) beat Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France) 4-1

April 30th

Round Robin

49kg Vasily Egorov (Russia) beat Salah Abhraim (Germany) 4-1
52kg Viachelslav Tashkoracrov (Russia) beat Brendan Irvine (Ireland) 3-2
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Irma Testa (Italy) 4-1
60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) beat Artur Brill (Germany) 3-2
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia) 3-2
69kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Christian Dezel (Germany) 5-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
69kg Artem Zaiotsev (Russia) beat Wladuiri Fruhsorger (Germany) 5-0
91kg Simone Fiori (Italy) beat K Kvasnikov (Russia) 5-0


Commonwealth Youth Games Box-Offs

49kg John Moran (Illies GG) beat Diarmuid Toland (Phoenix) 5-0
60kg Dominic Bradley (Errigal) beat Callum Bradley Sacre Heart Omagh) 3-2
64kg Edgar Vuskans (Glengormley)  W/O
75kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann) beat  Michael Hennessey (St Monicas) 3-2

Round Robin

52kg Manual Cappai (Italy) beat Tamir Galanov (Russia) 3-2
56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) 4-1
64kg Dmitri Polaianski (Russia) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 5-0
69kg Vincenzo Arecchia (Italy) beat Steven Donnelly (Ireland) 3-2
75kg Salavatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Artur Beck (Germany) 5-0
81kg Federico Antonaci (Italy) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 4-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Guido Vianello (Italy) 3-2


April 29th

Ireland B v Germany (+ Russia)

49kg Salam Abranim (Germany) beat Connor Jordan (Ireland) 5-0
56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Dominik Hirsch (Germany) 5-0
60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Artur Brill (Germany) 5-0
64kg Altay Dyaronov (Russia) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 5-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Wladiuri Frunsorger (Germany) 5-0
91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) beat Nikolas Weizman (Germany) 5-0
91+kg Artyum Solslekkov (Russia) beat Dean Gardiner (Ireland) 4-1

Russia V Italy (+ Ireland and France)

49kg Federico Serra (Italy) beat Vasil Egorov (Russia) 4-1
52kg Manuel Cappa (Italy)  beat Slava Tahrarakov (Russia) 4-1
51kg Roberta Mastarda (Italy) beat Houriha Djalat (France) 4-1
75kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
56kg Rafaele Di Serio (Italy) beat Nazir Balaey (Russia) 3-2
60kg Gabil Mamedov (Russia) beat Guiseppe Canonico (Italy) 5-0
60kg Tesa Irma (Italy) beat Flora Pili (France) 5-0
69kg Sergei Subylinsky (Russia) beat Vincenzo Areccnia (Italy) 4-1
75kg Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Dimitry Vesterenro (Russia) 4-1
81kg Georgi Kushitshv (Russia) beat Federico Antonaci (Italy) 5-0
91kg Evgeny Tischenko (Russia) beat Simone Fiori (Italy) 3-2

Ireland v France
56kg Jordan Rodriguez (France) beat Kurt Walker (Ireland) 5-0
60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France) beat Patrick Mongan (Ireland) 5-0
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Wahlid Hambi (France) 5-0
81kg Diabira Mamadou (France) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 5-0
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Paul Omba Biongolo (France) 5-0

Commonwealth Youth Games Box Off

49kg John Moran (Illie GG) beat Liam Glennon (St Josephs) 5-0


April 28th

Ireland B v France (+ Italy, Germany, and Russia)

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat  Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Flora Pili (France) 5-0
56kg Jordan Rodriguez (France) beat Stephen McKenna (Ireland) 5-0
60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France) beat George Bates (Ireland) 5-0
64kg Wahlid Hambli (France) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 4-1
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Artem Zaitsev (Russia) 4-1
75kg Artur Beck (Germany) beat Bengoro Bamba (France) 3-2
81kg Diabira Mamadou (France) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 5-0
91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) beat Paul OmbaBiongolo (France) 5-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat  Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France) 4-1


Germany v Italy (+ Ireland and Russia)

49kg Salah Abrahim (Germany) beat Federico Serra (Italy) 4-1
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) beat Roberta Mostarda (Italy) 3-2
56kg Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) beat Dominik Hirsch (Germany) 5-0
60kg Guiseppe Canonico (Italy) beat Artur Bril (Germany) 4-1
64kg Gabil Memedov (Russia) beat Robert Harutyunyan (Germany) 4-1
64kg Paolo Di Lernia (Italy) beat Dmitri Polianski (Russia) 3-2
69kg Vincenzo Arecchia (Italy) beat Christian Dezel (Germany) 5-0
75kg Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Brian Hellwig (Germany) 4-1
81kg Federico Antonaci (Italy) beat Ibragim Bazuev (Germany) TKOI3
91kg Simone Fiori (Italy) beat Nikolas Weizmann (Germany) 5-0
91+kg Guido Vianello (Italy) beat Artem Suslenkov (Russia) 5-0

Ireland A v Russia (+ Italy)

49kg Vasili Egorov (Russia) beat Blaine Dobbins (Ireland) 5-0
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat  Tamil Galonov (Russia) 4-1
52kg Manuel Cappai (Italy) beat Vadim Kudriakov (Russia) 5-0
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia) 4-1
60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) beat  Vladimir Nikitin (Russia) 4-1
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat  Altay Dyaronov (Russia) 5-0
69kg Sergei Sobylinskii (Russia) beat Dean Walsh (Ireland) 3-2
75kg Petr Khamukov (Russia) beat Emmett Brennan (Ireland) 5-0
81kg Georgii Kushitshvii (Russia) beat Anthony Browne (Ireland) RSCI1
91kg Evgeny Tischenko (Russia) beat Darren O’Neill (Ireland) 3-2
91+kg Martin Keenan (Ireland) beat Ivan Veriasov (Russia) 4-0



Ireland A


49kg Blaine Dobbins (St Josephs, Derry)

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg Anthony Browne (St Michaels, Dublin)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91kg+ Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)


51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

60kg Kellie Harrington (St Marys)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)

Ireland B


49kg Connor Jordan (St Aidans)

52kg Thomas McCarthy (Brian Dillons)

56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)

60kg George Bates (St Marys)

64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)

69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Sainst)

75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)

81kg Michael Frayne (St Marys)

91kg Ken Ogunkbowa (Athlone)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)


51kg —

60kg —

75kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)