Ireland’s boxers experienced contrasting fortunes for BSK Hannover-Seelce in the Bundesliga versus Chemnitz 94 in Germany tonight.

Sean McComb impressed en route to victory over Jonas Stann in the first Bundesliga match of the season in Hannover.

A top drawer performance from the Belfast man, who attracted the attention of German journalists after a classy three rounds.

“Got the win tonight against a tough German opponent; boxed very well and the Bundesliga debut was a nice success,” said the Holy Trinity BC ace.

Stephen McKenna and John Joyce were beaten by Robert Beblik and Andrey Merzlyakov, McKenna edged out on a spit by the experienced German international Beblik from a three-rounder which could have gone either way.

Irish coach Dmitry Dimitruc said the Irish trio gave it everything, adding that McComb was a different class.

George Bates will also line out for BSK Hannover in the Bundesliga early in the New Year.

The Irish squad is due home tomorrow morning via Dublin Airport.

Picture: Irish boxers and coach in the ring at Hannover venue.


German Bundesliga Hannover

December 10th.

56kg Stephen McKenna (BSK Hannover –Seelce) lost to Robert Beblik (Chemnitz 94) 1-2

64kg Sean McComb (BSK Hannover- Seelce) beat Jonas Stang ((Chemnitz 94) 3-0

75kg John Joyce (BSK Hannover- Seelce) lost to Andrey Merzlyakov (Chemnitz 94) 0-3


Irish Squad: Bundesliga 2016/17

56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)
60kg George Bates (St Marys)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
75kg John Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)

Coach: Dmitry Dimitruc