It was a tough day at the office for Team Ireland at the Men’s European Championships in Yerevan, Aremenia.
67kg Eugene McKeever, 71kg Luke Maguire and 92kg Jack Marley were in round of 16 action.
Welterweight Eugene McKeever was the first Irish boxers in action in Yerevan today, taking on No. 2 seed, Serbia’s Vakid Abbasov. Eugene put in a valiant effort, but the decision went to his opponent. The judges scored the bout: 28:29, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30, 27:30.
Light middleweight, Luke Maguire, boxed No. 3 seed, Georgia’s Eskerkhan Madiev. Luke does not progress on the narrowest of margins, a 3-2 split. That bout was scored 30:27, 30:27, 27:30, 28:29
Heavyweight, Jack Marley, was the final Team Ireland boxer on today’s card. He contested against Greece’s Vagkan Nanitzanian. Judges scores the first round a 3-2 split in favour of Marley. 12 seconds of the second round were boxed, during which Jack sustained a cut to the right eye. The decision was left to the scorecards, which read 19:19, 20:18, 18:20, 19:19, 19:19 in favour of the Greek boxer.
Five Team Ireland boxers are in Quarter Final action on Friday.
48kg Rickey Nesbitt makes his tournament debut in bout 4 of Ring A’s afternoon session, against Bulgaria’s Ergyunal Sebahtin. In bout 7 of the same ring and session, lightweight JP Hale meets Georgia’s Artyush Gomtsayan. 3 bouts later, middleweight Gabriel Dossen boxes his 3rd bout of the tournament, against Norway’s Mindaugas Gedminas. Flyweight Sean Mari’s quarter final is bout 3 of Ring B’s afternoon session. He contests against England’s Kiaran MacDonald. Bantamweight, Dylan Eagleson, is the only Irish boxer in action in Friday’s evening session. He boxes his Quarter Final against Spain’s Gabriel Masunano Escobar in bout 4 of Ring A’s evening session.
Watch Day Five:
Ring A, evening session
Ring A, evening session
Day Five programme:
48kg Ricky Nesbitt, Holy Family, Drogheda
51kg Sean Mari, Monkstown BC, Dublin
54kg Dylan Eagleson, St. Paul’s, Belfast
57kg Adam Hession, Monivea BC, Galway
60kg JP Hale, Star ABC, Belfast.
63.5kg Brandon McCarthy, St. Michael’s, Athy.
67kg Eugene McKeever, Holy Family, Drogheda
71kg Luke Maguire, Esker BC, Dublin
75kg Gabriel Dossen, Olympic, Galway.
92kg Jack Marley, Monkstown BC, Dublin
Draw sheets for all Team Ireland boxers are here
Day One results are here
Day Two results are here
Day Three results are here
Session 6 A results
Session 6 B results
Session 7 A results
Session 7 B results
Tournament schedule, by weight: