Catlin Fryers will box for at least bronze at the World Women’s Youth Championships in Guwahati, India tomorrow.
But Labhaoise Clarke, Mary Geraghty and Marguerita Nevin are out of the tournament following a pair of split decision and bad luck with an injury.
Fryers produced a top-notch performance in seeing off Tajikistan’s Sumaiya Kosimova in the light-fly class.
The Tajik, a Children of Asia Games bronze medallist, received a public warning for holding, but the sanction was academic, as Fryers, who also won Monday, would have taken a majority of the five judges with her either way.
Clarke was retired at the end of the second round with a hand injury against Mongolia’s World Junior bronze medallist, Namuun Monkhor, at 57kg.
Both Nevin and Geraghty were edged on 3-2 and 4-1 split decisions by Poland’s Klaudia Budasz and Germany’s Marie Bachmaier in all European light and bantam deciders.
Fryers, Katelynn Phelan and Shannon Kelly are back between the ropes tomorrow versus the USA and Russia. Any win at this point will guarantee at least bronze.
AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Guwahati, India
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Chinese Taipei) 0-5
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan) 5-0
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Marie Bachmaier (Germany) 1-4
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia) RETI3
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) lost to Klaudia Budasz (Poland) 2-3
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Karina Tuvakova (Russia)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Aidyl Cardenas (USA)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) v Citalli Ortiz (USA)
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy