Stephen McKenna is up first today in Helsinki

Stephen McKenna is up first today in Helsinki


Darren O’Neill will meet Italian heavyweight Tommaso Rossano in the semi-finals of the Gee Bee Multi-Nations in Helsinki, Finland today.

Team Ireland assumed that O’Neill was meeting Vassili Levitt of Kazakhstan this morning. However, Levitt faces Tomi Honka of Finland in the corresponding semi-final.

O’Neill, Michael O’Reilly, Stephen McKenna and TJ Waite are in last-four action throughout the day. McKenna is up first in the 3rd bout on this morning’s program, followed by O’Reilly (9th bout) and O’Neill (13th bout). Boxing begins at 11am (Irish time).

O’Reilly is in against England’s Troy Williamson, who was beaten by Ireland’s Conor Coyle in the preliminaries of the 2015 Gee Bee.

Waite is in action in the 4th bout in the evening program. Boxing begins at 4pm (Irish time). All four Irish boxers weighed-in this morning.



Gee Bee Multi-Nations Helsinki, Finland March 11/14


March 11th



75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) beat Giovanni Sarachiato (Italy) 3-0

64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Aleksai Mazur (Russia) 1-2

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tadas Tamasauskas (Lithuania) 3-0


March 12th

49kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) v Bator Sagalajev (Russia)

52kg TJ Waite (Ireland) v Dodji Ayigah (Belgium)

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) v Troy Williamson (England)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v  Tommaso Rossano (Italy)


Irish squad

49kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)

52kg TJ Waite (Ormeau Road)

64kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

Coaches: Zaur Antia, Noel Burke

Physio: Ursla Brooks