Joe Ward


Irish captain Joe Ward weighed-in this morning ahead of tonight’s World Elite quarter-final with No. 6 seed Mikhail Dauhaliavets of Belarus.

Both light-heavyweights will be in the ring at approximately 7.30pm (Irish time) this evening.

The meeting is a repeat of the 2015 World Elite and 2015 European Elite quarter-finals which Ward won on unanimous decisions in Qatar and Bulgaria.

Ward, the No. 3 seed in the 81kg class, impressively beat Georgia’s Iago Kizira in his opening bout in Hamburg last night.

31 nations will compete in today’s quarter-finals.All winners will be guaranteed at least bronze.

Tomorrow is a rest day at the 19th edition of the tournament.

Please click here for today’s program.


World Elite Championships Hamburg, Germany

August 25th

(Last 32)

56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Leonel De Los Santos (Dominican Republic) 1-4

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Joedison De Jesus (Brazil) 4-1

August 26th

(Last 32)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Hyeon Do Kim (Korea) 5-0

August 27th

(Last 16)

64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) lost to Andy Cruz-Gomez (Cuba) 0-5

August 28th

(Last 16)

52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) lost to Inkyu Kim (Korea) 0-5

81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Iago Kizira (Georgia) 5-0

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Cristian Salcedo (Columbia) 2-3

August 29th


81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Mikhail Dauhaliavets (Belarus)


Irish squad

52kg Brendan Irvine  (St Paul’s)
56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)
64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)
81kg Joe Ward (Moate) cpt
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)

Team manager/High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan and Dmitry Dimitruc
Doctor: Jim Clover
Physio: Seamus Caffrey
Performance Analysis: Alan Swanton