Team Ireland’s Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O’Rourke will make history on Thursday, becoming the first team mates to contest finals in the same Women’s World Championships.
Amy, of St. Bronagh’s ABC Rostrevor contests at light welterweight (63kg) and met Parveen of India in today’s semi-finals. She was the split decision (4-1) winner. Judges scored Amy’s bout 29:28 28:29 30:27 29:28 30:27
Olympic BC, Galway’s Lisa O’Rourke, sister of Olympian Aoife, boxes at light middleweight (70kg), and saw off home boxer, Turkey’s Selma Caliskan in a unanimous decision win. Lisa’s bout was scored: 28:29 28:29 27:30 28:29 28:29
Amy and Lisa follow in the footsteps of Katie Taylor, who won 5 World Championship golds and 1 bronze during her amateur career, and reigning Tokyo Olympic Champion, Kellie Harrington, who claimed World gold in 2018, and silver in 2016.
Amy’s final, bout 4 of Thursday’s evening session, is against Algeria’s Imane Khelif. Lisa takes on Mozambique’s Helena Alcinda Bpanguane in Bout 5 of the same ring and session. The session begins at 4pm, Irish Time.
Watch the finals here:
Team Ireland Head Coach, Zauri Antia, says “These World Championships have been fantastic for Irish boxing. The performance of every one of our boxers, some experienced at this level and some gaining world experience, shows their training and preparation was excellent – technically, tactically and physically. Istanbul has been a huge experience for all Team Ireland boxers. Katie Taylor (‘s recent victory over Amanda Serrano) was an inspiration to the women heading in to these World Championships. The women’s performance will inspire the men”. Ireland’s men’s team depart for the European Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Prize money is up for grab for podium finishes at this year’s tournament:
In order to be entitled to receive the Prize Money, the IBA says the” Boxer must win at least one bout at the Competition and reach place from 1st to 3rd (gold to bronze medal)”.
48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast
63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s ABC, Rostrevor
66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway
Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey
May 6th to 21st.
Draws for each Team Ireland boxer are here
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 results are here
Day Seven results are here
Quarter Final results are here
Semi Final results, session 13 A
Semi Finals Session 14 A