Sean McComb, pictured, bowed out of the World Championships at the last 16 stage to Cuba’s Andy Cruz-Gomes in Hamburg,Germany tonight.
The Belfast southpaw was on the wrong end of a unanimous decision in the 64kg class, with Cruz-Gomez,the No. 2 seed in Germany, advancing from a top class light-welter contest.
McComb won Friday to set up tonight’s three-rounder with the current Americas and World Series of Boxing champion.
Three-time European champion Joe Ward and his fellow Rio Olympian Brendan Irvine and Dean Gardiner are in action tomorrow in Hamburg versus Georgia, Korea and Columbia fighting for places in the quarter-finals.
Ward, the No. 3 seed at light-heavy, and Irvine, the No. 6 seed at fly, received byes into the last 16.
Gardiner,on his World Championship debut,impressively won last evening versus Korea.
World Elite Championships Hamburg, Germany
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
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Hyeon Do Kim (Korea) 5-0
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) lost to Andy Cruz-Gomez (Cuba) 0-5
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Inkyu Kim (Korea)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Iago Kizira (Georgia)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Cristian Salcedo (Columbia)
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