Irish captain Sean Mari and Brandon McCarthy bowed out of the World Elite Championships in Serbia today.
The Leinster pair were beaten by Hungary’s Aitila Bernath and Italy’s Gianluligi Malanga in Belgrade.
Mari was on the wrong end of a split decision reversal against Bernath and McCarthy dropped a unanimous decision to Malanga.
Irish team manager Peter O’Donnell said that both Mari and McCarthy left absolutely everything in the ring and they couldn’t ask for any more of them.
JP Hale is the next Irish boxer in action tomorrow.
AIBA World Elite Championships Belgrade Serbia
October 25th (Last 64)
67kh Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Asadhuja Muydinkhajaev (Uzbekistan) 0-5
October 26th (Last 32)
51kg Sean Mari (Ireland) lost to Aitila Bernath (Hungary) 1-4
63kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) lost to Gianluligi Malanga (Italy) 0-5
October 27th (Last 64)
JP Hale (Ireland) v Semiz Alicic (Serbia)
October 28th (Last 32)
57kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Eduard Savvin (RBF)
October 30th Last 32)
Rickey Nesbitt (Ireland) v Nodrjon Mirakhmador (UzbekistaN0
Keylan Cassidy (Ireland v Arriaga OLvera (Mexico)
48 kg. Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family)
51 kg. Sean Mari (Monkstown)
57 kg. Adam Hession (Monieva)
60 kg. JP Hale (Star)
63kg. Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)
67 kg. Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)
80 Kg. Kelyan Cassidy (St Saviors/ Crystal)
IABA President, Dom O’Rourke
Team manager, Peter O’Donnell
Coaches, Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck