Brendan Irvine and James McGivern cruised into the last-eight of the Commonwealths Games in Gold Coast, Australia earlier today.
The Antrim duo beat Jabah Breedy of Barbados and Zambia’s Emanuel Ngoma in the fly and light classes.
Irvine recorded a unanimous decision over Breedy and McGivern, a Commonwealth Youth champion, stopped Ngoma in the second round.
Both men will be back in action in the quarter-finals on Wednesday one win away from at least bronze.
Kristina O’Hara guaranteed Northern Ireland its first bronze yesterday.
Kurt Walker, Dee Sullivan and Stephen McMonagle are between the ropes tomorrow in the last-eight.
Brother and sister pair, Michaela and Aidan Walsh, are also in quarter-final action Tuesday one win each away from an historic double.
Speaking after today’s victory, McGivern, an 11-time Irish champion, said his objective was lightweight gold.
2018 Commonwealth Games Gold Coast Australia
48kg Kristina O’Hara beat Lynsey Holdaway (Wales) 3-2
57kg Michaela Walsh V Keam Kenosi (Botswana)
51kg Carly McNaul v Ayisat Oriyomi (Nigeria)
60kg Alanna Nihell v Page Murney (England)
48kg Kristina O’Hara v Tasymn Benny (New Zealand)
75kg Steven Donnelly beat Kyran Jones (Wales) 4-1
56kg Kurt Walker beat Jack Bowen (Australia) 4-1
69kg Aidan Walsh beat Gul Zaib (Pakistan) 5-0
64kg Sean McComb lost to Luke McCormack (England) 1-4
75kg Steven Donnelly beat Gibrilla Kamara (Sierra Leone) 5-0
52kg Brendan Irvine beat Jabah Breedy (Barbados) 5-0
60kg James McGivern beat Emanuel Ngoma (Zambia) RSC2
56kg Kurt Walker v Moroke Mokhotho (Lesotho)
69kg Aidan Walsh v Leroy Hindley (New Zealand)
91kg Dee Sullivan v Jason Whateley (Australia)
91kg+ Stephen McMonagle v Patrick Mailato (New Zealand)
52kg Brendan Irvine v Rajab Mahommed (Botswana)
60kg James McGivern v Jean John Colin (Mauritis)
75kg Steven Donnelly v Henry Tyrell (Samoa)
Northern Ireland Squad
48kg Kristina O’Hara (St John Bosco) (Bronze, at least)
51kg Carly McNaul (Holy Family)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown)
60kg James McGivern (St George’s)
60kg Alanna Nihell (Eastside/British Army)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Monktown)
75kg Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
91kg Dee Sullivan (Emerald)
+91kg Stephen McMonagle (Holy Trinity)
Coaches: John Conlan, Peter Brady and Damien Kennedy