Harrington & O’Rourke Will Box For Gold In Strandja On Saturday.

Olympic lightweight champion, Kellie Harrington and Olympian, Aoife O’Rourke, will box for gold at the 73rd Strandja International Tournament .

Both boxers came through their semi finals today with unanimous decisions, and decisive performances.

W75kg Aoife O’Rourke was first in the ring in Sofia, Bulgaria this morning. She faced Russia’s Anastasiia Shamonova

Shamonova is the European U22 middleweight champion, and 2018 Youth Olympic champion at the same weight.

Aoife will face Panama’s Atheyna Bylon in Saturday’s final. That’s bout 5 of the tournament, in the evening session, Ring A

Kellie will take on Serbia’s Natalia Hadrina, after a straightforward unanimous victory over Rimma Volossenko.

The judge’s scorecards read: 30-27, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28, 29-28.

Kellie will step between the ropes in Sofia in bout 6 of Saturday’s afternoon session, Ring A.

The IBA streams the tournament on its YouTube channel, and links per ring and session will be issued on Saturday morning

Team Ireland Squad:

F48kg Shannon Sweeney

F50kg Caitlin Fryers

F52kg Carly McNaul

F57kg Michaela Walsh

F60kg Kellie Harrington

F70kg Christina Desmond

F75kg Aoife O’Rourke

57kg Adam Hession

60kg JP Hale

63.5kg Dean Clancy

67kg Eugene McKeever

71kg Luke Maguire

80kg Kelyn Cassidy

92kg+ Thomas Maughan

Day One results are here

Day Two results are here

Day Three results are here

Day Four results are here

Day Five results are here

Day Six, session 21 A

Day Six, session 22B

Day Six, session 23 A

Day 6 session 24 B