JP HALE lost out on his World Elite Championships debut in Belgrade tonight.
The Antrim lightweight was beaten on a unanimous decision by Serbian southpaw Semiz Alicic.
Hale started well but Alicic started coming more into the contest as the bout progressed.
Next up is Adam Hession who meets Russia’s Eduard Savvin on Thursday.
AIBA World Elite Championships Belgrade Serbia
October 25th (Last 64)
67kh Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Asadhuja Muydinkhajaev (Uzbekistan) 0-5
October 26th (Last 32)
51kg Sean Mari (Ireland) lost to Aitila Bernath (Hungary) 1-4
63kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Gianluligi Malanga (Italy) 0-5
October 27th (Last 64)
60kg JP Hale (Ireland) lost to Semiz Alicic (Serbia) 0-5
October 28th (Last 32)
57kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Eduard Savvin (Russia Boxing Federation)
October 30th Last 32)
48kg Rickey Nesbitt (Ireland) v Nodrjon Mirakhmador (Uzbekistan)
80kg Keylan Cassidy (Ireland v Arriaga Olvera (Mexico)
48 kg. Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family)
51 kg. Sean Mari (Monkstown)
57 kg. Adam Hession (Monieva)
60 kg. JP Hale (Star)
63kg. Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
67 kg. Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
80 Kg. Kelyan Cassidy (St Saviors/ Crystal)
IABA President, Dom O’Rourke
Team manager, Peter O’Donnell
Coaches, Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck