Kurt Walker will meet Columbian southpaw David Avila in the last 32 of the World Elites in Ekaterinburg, Russia on Sunday.
Avila shaded France’s Samuel Kistohurry, who Walker has beaten three times since 2012, on a 3-2 split decision today to set up the last 32 showdown with Antrim’s European champion.
Walker, the No. 6 seed at the 77-nation tournament, received a bye into the last 32.
No Irish boxers are in action today.
Regan Buckley and Wayne Kelly are between the ropes tomorrow versus Indonisia and Trinidad and Tobago.
Boxing begins at 11am (Irish time) each morning.
2019 World Elite Men’s Championships Ekaterinburg, Russia
52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) v Aldoms Suquor (Indonesia)
63kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Matthew Alexander (Trinidad & Tobago)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Miroslav Kapuler (Israel)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Vytautas Balsys (Lithuania)
57kg Kurt Walker v David Avila (Columbia)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Radoslav Panaleev (Bulgaria)
81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Erkin Adylbek (Kyrgyzstan) 0-5
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) beat Austin Aokuso (Australia) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Andre1 Vreme (Moldova) 5-0
52kg: Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
57kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
63kg: Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise)
69kg: Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)
75kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg: Kane Tucker (Emerald)
91kg: Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
High-Performnce Director: Bernard Dunne
Head coach: Zaur Antia
Coaches: John Conlan and Eoin Pluck