Adam Hession bowed out of the World Championships in Belgrade this evening.
The Galway featherweight was beaten on a 4-1 split decision by Eduard Savvin of Russia.
However, many observers in Belgrade believed that Hession had done enough to win the fight.
Peter O’Donnell, Irish team manager, said that the Irish champion boxed out of his skin in an action -packed lively encounter.
Meanwhile. Rickey Nesbitt and Keylan Cassidy will be in action on Saturday..
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) lost to Eduard Savvin (Russia Boxing Federation) 1-4
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