History Makers: Broadhurst & O’Rourke Win Through To Women’s World Championships.

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:

MedalPrize Money
GoldUSD 100,000
SilverUSD 50,000
BronzeUSD 25,000
BronzeUSD 25,000

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)”.

Team Ireland

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


Zauri Antia

John Conlan

Eoin Pluck

Noel Burke

Competition Venue:

Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey

Competition Dates:

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

Tournament schedule: