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.
European Elite Men’s Championships Kharkiv, Ukraine June 14th/25th
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) 5-0
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) v Severiane Childaze (Georgia)
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) v Sergei Sobylinski (Russia)
60kg Pat Mongan (Ireland) v Artur Bril (Germany)
75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) v Bartosz Golebiewski (Poland)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Bathuhan Citfci (Turkey)
60kg Sean McComb (Ireland) v Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Viktor Vykhryst (Ukraine)
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)
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