The draw for the 2018 World University Boxing Championships in Elista, Russia has been completed.

Ireland will have Terry McEntee from DCU competing today, Saturday, in a preliminary round 60KG contest against Narek Hovhannisyan (Armenia).

Tomorrow, Sunday, will see Sean Purcell from WIT boxing a quarter final 56KG contest against the winner of today’s last 16 battle between Belarus and Armenia.

Also on tomorrow will be Dungloe boxer Matthew McCole from LKIT who will box a 64KG quarter final against Alisa Sharifov (Russia).

Ricky Nesbitt will box in the 52KG semi final on Wednesday against Hong Chuan-Hsun (Chinese Taipei).

All the Irish boxers weighed in this morning and are excited and looking forward to their debut bouts at World University level.

The Championships are being held in Elista, Republic of Kalmykia, Russia.

The opening ceremony begins at 3pm today with boxing starting after the ceremony. Boxing each day will be at 3pm (1pm Irish time) except for the final day where boxing starts at 5pm.

Elista is 2 hours ahead of Ireland.

Attached is a picture of the team following today’s draw.

L-R: Derek Ahern (Coach), Terry McEntee, Sean Purcell, Ricky Nesbitt, Matthew McCole, Paul Geoghegan (Team Manager).

52KG Ricky Nesbitt Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT
56KG Sean Purcell Enniskerry/WIT
60KG Terry McEntee Old School/DCU
64KG Matthew McCole Dungloe/LKIT

Team Manager Paul Geoghegan
Coaches Derek Ahern
Paddy Gallagher

Copy and image courtesy of Paddy Gallagher