Team Ireland’s John Donoghue crowned World Junior Champion.

John Donoghue, of Olympic BC Mullingar, has been crowned a World Junior Champion following a thrilling final against Uzbekistan’s Khikmatillo Ulmasov in Yerevan, Armenia, this afternoon.

This was the 15 year old 63kg boxer’s 5th bout of the tournament. The first round was a 3-2 split, in favour of Donoghue. The second round was a 4-1 split in favour of the boxer in blue, which mirrored the final result. The judges, from Armenia, Serbia, India, Tunisia and Kyrgyzstan, scored the bout: 29:28; 27:30, 28:29; 27:30; 27: 30.

63kg Siofra Lawless is preparing to contest her World Junior Championships final. She will meet India’s Sachin Shurshti Sathe on the second day of finals, on Monday. Boxing will begin at 11am, Irish time, and Siofra’s final is bout 8.

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Team Ireland has a third medalist, in 70Kg Mary McDonagh, of Kerry’s Sliabh Luachra BC. She boxed her semi-final against India’s Akansh Phalaswal. The unanimous decision went to the Indian athlete, on a scoreline of 27:30; 27:30; 28:29; 27:30; 27:30 – and Mary will return home with World bronze.
345 boxers from 51 countries are contesting the tournament, the first of its kind in 8 years. 11 of those boxers are Team Ireland athletes.

Team Ireland

48Kg Lauren Crinnion, Fr Horgan’s

52Kg Grace Conway, Treadagh BC

54Kg Tegan Farrelly, Dunboyne BC

60Kg Robyn Wolverson, Docklands BC

63Kg Siofra Lawless, Four Kings BC

70Kg Mary McDonagh, Sliabh Luachra BC

48Kg Aaron Keogh, Drimnagh BC

52Kg Christian Doyle, Team Doyle BC

57Kg Patrick Kelly, Kilmyshall BC

63Kg John Donoghue, Olympic Mullingar BC

70Kg Alex Noonan Carmody, Riverstown BC

Team Manager

Anna Moore


Brian Barry

Garry Kehoe

Amanda Spencer


Men’s and Women’s draws, in all weight categories, are available here:

Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Draw Sheets

Session 1A results

Boxing2023 – IBA Junior World Boxing Championships Session1A Results

Results from sessions 2, 3 and 4 in which Team Ireland boxers did not contest are available here
Session 5A results
Session 10B results
Session 12A results
Session 12 B results