Sean McComb advanced to the last 16 of the European Men’s Elite Championships in Kharkiv, Ukraine today.


The Belfast  light-welter scored an impressive unanimous decision over Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) in the 64kg class.


A bronze medallist at the 2015 European Games, McComb will now meet the Russian No. 1 seed, Vitaly Dunaytsev, in the last 16 on Monday with a place at the World Championships in Hamburg, Germany in August/September up for grabs.


The top eight boxers in each weight in Kharkiv qualify for Hamburg.


Kurt Walker and Rio Olympian Steven Donnelly are in action tomorrow.

Please see below attachment for Day 2 program. Local times apply. The Ukraine is two hours ahead of Ireland.


Boxing2017 – EUBC European Confederation Boxing Championships Day2 Schedule



European Elite Men’s Championships Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25th


June 16th

(Last 32)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) 5-0

June 17th:

Last 32

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Severiane Childaze (Georgia)
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) v Sergei Sobylinski (Russia)

June 18th

Last 32

60kg Pat Mongan (Ireland) v Artur Bril (Germany)
75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) v Bartosz Golebiewski (Poland)

June 19th

Last 16

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Bathuhan Citfci (Turkey)
60kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Viktor Vykhryst (Ukraine)

June 20th

Last 16

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Matus Strnisko (Slovakia) or Bou Diabra (France)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Ramazazaqn Musilimov (Ukraine) or Pawel Jakubowski (Poland)


Irish squad

52kg – Flyweight – Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg – Bantamweight –  Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg – Lightweight – Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg – Light-welter – Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg – Welterweight – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)

75kg – Middleweight – Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg – Light-heavy – Joe Ward (Moate)

91kg – Heavyweight – Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91+kg – Super-heavy – Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)


High-Performance Director/Head of Delegation: Bernard Dunne

Head Coach: Zaur Antia

Coaches: Dmitry Dimitruc, Jimmy Payne,  Eoin Pluck

Physio: Seamus Caffrey

Doctor: Jim Clover

Strength & Conditioning: John Cleary

Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton