Team Ireland’s 48kg Shannon Sweeney made a valiant debut in her first ever Women’s World Championship bout.
She contested against Florencia Aldana Lopez of Argentina, and put in a brave and battling performance, coming out on the wrong side of a unanimous decision.
Four Team Ireland boxers begin their Women’s World Championship campaigns on Day Three.
Tokyo Olympian, 57kg Michaela Walsh, has a by and will meet USA’s Amelia Moore in the Women’s Featherweight Round of 32 in bout 7 of Ring A’s afternoon session.
Amy Broadhurst, competing at 63kg, will take on on Croatia’s Sara Beram in bout 9 of Ring A’s afternoon session. Two bouts later, in the same ring and session, 75kg Aoife O’Rourke makes her tournament debut against Naomi Melissa Graham of the USA.
Carly McNaul, contesting at 52kg, opens proceedings in bout 1 of Ring A’s evening session against Burundi’s Ornella Havyarimana.
Day Three programme:
Ring A, afternoon session here
Ring B, afternoon session here
Ring A, evening session here
Ring B, evening session, here
Kaci Rock, 66kg, also has to wait until Thursday’s evening session to begin her campaign – she boxes Austeja Auciute of Lithuania in the evening session. So, too does 50kg, Caitlin Fryers who will make her tournament debut on the same day, in the afternoon session, against South Africa’s Thandolwethu T. Mathiba.
54kg Niamh Fay has a by, and meet Modestine Munga Zalia of the Democratic Republic of Congo in Thursday’s afternoon session, in the bantamweight Round of 32.
Team Ireland Squad
48kg Shannon Sweeney, St.Anne’ BCs, Mayo
50kg Caitlin Fryers, Immaculata BC, Belfast
52kg Carly McNaul, Ormeau Road BC, Belfast
54kg Niamh Fay, Phoenix of Ballyboughal, Dublin
57kg: Michaela Walsh: Emerald BC, Belfast
63kg Amy Broadhurst: St.Bronagh’s ABC, Rostrevor
66kg Kaci Rock, Enniskerry BC, Wicklow
70kg Lisa O’Rourke, Olympic BC, Galway
75kg Aoife O’Rourke: Olympic BC, Galway
Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey
May 6th to 21st.
Draws for each Team Ireland boxer are here
Day One results are here
Session 2A results
Session 2B results