Amy Broadhurst joined Kellie Harrington in Tuesday’s World Women’s Elite quarter-finals in New Delhi after posting an impressive win over Armenia this afternoon.
The Dundalk light-welter scored a unanimous decision over Ani Hovsepyan and will face India’s Kaur Baatth for at least bronze tomorrow.
Harrington meets Canadian lightweight Caroline Veyre, who she beat in the 2017 Celtic Box Cup final in Dungarvan, aiming for her second successive World Elite medal.
Meantime, Belfast feather Michaela Walsh lost on a 4-1 split verdict to Italy’s World Elite champion Alessia Mesiano, who Walsh beat earlier this year, after three close rounds in the 57kg class this afternoon. (Walsh versus Mesiano pictured below today)
Welsh middleweight Lauren Price advanced to the last eight at the expense of Ireland’s Aoife O’ Rourke this morning.The current Commonwealth Games champion earned a unanimous decision after a close encounter in New Delhi.
O’Rourke, a silver medallist at the European U/22s, held the centre of the ring for most of the three rounds, worked hard and found the target with two big rights at the start of the second and third.
Price, a European Elite bronze medallist, impressed on the counter in all three rounds.
Earlier, Ceire Smith lost on a 3-2 split decision after it went back to the judges following majority draw versus Japan’s Namiki Tukimi.
The Cavan flyweight countered well, particularly in rounds one and two, against the aggressive Asian.
Tukimi received a public warning for punching the Smith in the back of the head in the third.
The final scores read 28-28, 28-28,28-28 and 29-27,29-27 to Smith, but when it went back to the judges they sided with Tukimi on a 3-2 split.
“I was sure I actually had done enough. Gutted to be honest,” said Smith after the three-rounder.
Monday is the last day of preliminaries in New Delhi.
AIBA WORLD WOMEN’S ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS NEW DELHI, INDIA
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Troy Garton (New Zealand) 5-0
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Gabriela Dimitrova Bulgaria) 3-2
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) beat Lacramiora Perijoc (Romania) 4-1
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Ekaterina Dynnik (Russia) 4-1
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) beat Ya Chu Yang (Taipei) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Sarita Devi (India) 3-2
69kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) lost to Noella Perez (Argentina) 2-3
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Namiki Tukimi (Japan) 2-3
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) lost to Alessia Mesiano (Italy) 1-4
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat Ani Hovsepyan (Armenia) 5-0
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) lost to Lauren Price (Wales) 0-5
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Caroline Veyre (Canada)
64kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kaur Baath (India)
51kg Ceire Smith (Virginia)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea)
Team manager: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia & Dmitry Dimitruk
Physio: Muireann Harte