Sean McComb has his hand raised in victory on Friday


Sean McComb, one win under his belt so far, meets Cuba’s Americas Continental champion Andy Cruz-Gomez for a place in the last-eight of the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany tonight.


Both light-welters meet at approximately 7.15pm (Irish time) this evening.




Tipperary super-heavy Dean Gardiner impressively ran out a convincing winner – 30-27,30-27,30-27, 30-26,30-26 – over Korea’s Hyeon Do Kim in his opening bout last evening.


Rio Olympians Joe Ward and Brendan Irvine, who both received byes nto the last 16, meet Georgia and Korea on Monday, while Gardiner is in against Columbian No. 4 seed Cristian Salcedo on a big day for Irish boxing.


World Elite Championships Hamburg, Germany

August 25th

(Last 32)

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Leonel De Los Santos (Dominican Republic) 1-4

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Joedison De Jesus (Brazil) 4-1

August 26th

(Last 32)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Hyeon Do Kim (Korea) 5-0

August 27th

(Last 16)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Andy Cruz-Gomez (Cuba)

August 28th

(Last 16)

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Inkyu Kim (Korea)

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Iago Kizira (Georgia)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Cristian Salcedo (Columbia)

Irish squad

52kg Brendan Irvine  (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) cpt
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruc
Doctor: Jim Clover
Physio: Seamus Caffrey
Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton