Olympic champion Katie Taylor and three-time EU champion David Oliver Joyce and opponents weighed-in this morning ahead of today’s lightweight box-offs at the European Olympic qualifiers in Samsun, Turkey.
Taylor will be in action in the third bout on the program which begin at 12pm (Irish time) versus Bulgaria’s Svetlana Staneva and Joyce meets Turkey’s Volkan Gokcek on the first bout in the second session which begins at 4pm (Irish time).Both fights are in the 60kg class. See below attachment for program.
A win for Joyce will qualify the St Michael’s Athy BC man for Rio 2016. The Taylor versus Staneva bout is for third and fourth position.
Brendan Irvine qualified for Rio following a thrilling win over Bulgaria’s Daniel Asenov, the current European champion, yesterday.
RTE2 will broadcast highlights of the tournament tonight, beginning at 8.30pm. A live stream is available on the RTE Player here.
Today is the final day of the 39-nation tournament.
Team Ireland are due to arrive home from Turkey via Dublin Airport at 3.35pm tomorrow, April 18th, afternoon. Flight TK 1977.
European Olympic Qualifiers Samsun, Turkey
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Erik Agataljan (Czech Republic) 3-0
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Simen Nysater (Norway) 3-0
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Virginia Barankas (Hungary) 3-0
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Hamza Touba (Germany) 3-0
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) lost to Lorenzo Sotomayor (Azerbaijan) 1-2
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Martina Schmoranzova (Czech Republic) 3-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Nouchka Fontijan (Netherlands) 2-0
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Mahammadrausl Majidor (Azerbaijan) 0-3
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Otar Eranosyan (Georgia) 3-0
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Ilari Kijala (Finland) 0-3
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Gabriel Richards (Sweden) TKO1
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Tetyna Kob (Ukraine) 1-2
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Ellie Konki (France) 2-1
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Yvonne Rasmussen (Denmark) 3-0
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Vazgen Sufaryants (Belarus) 3-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Petra Scatmari (Hungary) 0-3
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Abdulkadir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan) 1-2
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Narek Abgaryan (Armenia) 0-3
52kg Muhammad Ali (Great Britain) beat Daniel Asenov (Bulgaria) 3-0
(Abargyan, Ali and Irvine qualify for Rio)
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) lost to Yana Alexseevna (Azerbaijan) 0-3
60kg Svetlana Staneva (Bulgaria) lost to Irma Tessa (Italy) 1-2
(Alexseevna and Tessa qualify for Rio. 3rd and 4th place to be decided)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Joe Cordina (Great Britain) 0-3
60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France) beat Volkan Gokcek (Turkey) 3-0
(Cordina and Oumiha qualifiy for Rio. Third Rio place to be decided)
Box-off for Rio 2016 place
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Daniel Asenov (Bulgaria) 3-0
Box off for Rio 2016 place
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Volkan Gokcek (Turkey)
Box off for 3rd and 4th position
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Svetlana Staneva (Bulgaria)
51kg Ceire Smith (Cavan)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgans)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (AIBA Pro Boxing)
64kg Dean Walsh (St Joesphs/St Ibars)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)
Team manager: Joe Hennigan
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, John Conlan
Physiotherapist: Julianne Ryan
Sports Psychologist: Gerry Hussey
Doctor: Jim Clover
Performance Analyst: Alan Swanton