Ireland experienced mixed fortunes at the Feliks Stamm Elite Multi-nations this afternoon and tonight, with Kieran Molloy, pictured, advancing to the last-eight but James McGivern and Thomas Carthy bowing out.
Molloy was involved in a top class three-rounder with Norwegian welter Jamshid Nasarim, reports Irish team manager Francis Keeling, and came out on top 4-1, but McGivern was beaten on a unanimous decision by France’sRio 2016 silver medallist Sofiane Oumiha, who boxed at last weekend’s Round Robin at the National Stadium, in the 60kg class.
However, it was a composed performance from the Belfast southpaw who was by no means overawed against an opponent who is ranked No. 4 in the world.
Carthy, the last Irish boxer in action today, dropped a unanimous to France’s Djamili Dini Aboudou, who also boxed at the Stadium last weekend, in the super-heavy class.
Molloy will be back in action tomorrow evening versus Poland looking to join Myles Casey in the semi-finals.
Casey received a bye into the last-four.
Feliks Stamm Multi-Nations Warsaw, Poland
60kg James McGivern (Ireland) lost to Sofiane Oumiha (France) 0-5
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Jamshid Nasari (Norway) 4-1
91+kg Thomas Carthy (Ireland) lost to Djamili Dini Aboudou (France) 0-5
69kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) v Gibaldo Maksymilin (Poland)
56kg Myles Casey (Ireland) v Jaroslaw Iwanow (POland)
56kg Myles Casey (St Francis)
60kg James McGivern (St Georges)
69kg Kieran Molloy (Oughterard)
91+g Thomas Carthy (Glasnevin)
Team manager: Francis Keeling
Coaches: Dimitry Dimitruc and Jimmy Haplin