Dean Gardiner


Tipperary super-heavy Dean Gardiner is in action at the World Elites in Hamburg, Germany tonight.


The Clonmel BC man meets Korean southpaw Hyeon Do Kim in the last 32 at approximately 7.30pm (Irish time) tonight.


Day 1 results here and here


The opponents for Brendan Irvine’s and Joe Ward’s last 16 bouts on Monday will be unveiled this evening in the fly and light-heavy divisions.


Azamat Issakulov (Kazakhstan) meets Inkyu Kim (Korea) and Iago Kizira (Georgia) faces Sean Lazzerini (Scotland).


Rio Olymians Irvine and Ward received byes into the last 16.


Sean McComb is in against Cuba’s Andy Cruz-Gomez on Sunday for a place in the light-welter quarter-finals.


World Elite Championships Hamburg, Germany

August 25th

(Last 32)

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Leonel De Los Santos (Dominican Republic) 1-4

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Joedison De Jesus (Brazil) 4-1

August 26th

(Last 32)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Hyeon Do Kim (Korea)

August 27th

(Last 16)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Andy Cruz-Gomez (Cuba)

August 28th

(Last 16)

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Azamat Issakulov (Kazakhstan) or Inkyu Kim (Korea)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Iago Kizira (Georgia) or Sean Lazzerini (Scotland)

Irish squad

52kg Brendan Irvine  (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) cpt
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruc
Doctor: Jim Clover
Physio: Seamus Caffrey
Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton