The IATBA Championships concluded today (March 17) at the home of Irish boxing – the National Boxing Stadium. Twenty four contests were decided and a great day of excitement was had as many new entrants to the sport of boxing got a taste of finals day while some ‘old timers’ just turned up for another day at the office!
Day 3 of the Irish Third-level Boxing Championships took place last night in the High Performance Gym at the National Boxing Stadium and many semi-finals were completed along with three finals.
Dundalk IT student Christopher O’Neill got the ball rolling as he took a unanimous decision against David Giles (GMIT). Daniel McCarthy (UL) won the corresponding fixture by stopping Daniel O’Sullivan (CIT) in round 2.
Joe Ward cruised to his second win of the season for the British Lionhearts in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) in Milan tonight.
The current European Elite light-heavy champion beat Bulgaria’s current Olympic Youth champion Blagoy Naydenov 50-45 on all three cards to help the Lionhearts to a Group B win over Italia Thunder.