Terry McEntee bowed out of the World University Championships at the quarter-finals stage in Elista, Russia today despite flooring his opponent.
The Irish lightweight felled Kyrgyzstan’s Min Uulu Siitbek, who took a count, with a short hook following a sharp exchange in the centre of the ring mid-way through the first round.
The Old School BC/DCU lightweight worked hard and delivered his shots throughout a lively contest. The Asian orthodox, who enjoyed good spells in the second, looked gassed out in the third and was continuously holding McEntee – but the final scores read 29-28,29-28,29-28,29-28, 28-28 to the man from Kyrgyzstan.
Derek Ahern and Paddy Gallagher worked McEntee’s corner this afternoon.
Meantime, Ricky Nesbitt is in action in the semi-finals on Wednesday.
Images – Terry McEntee and Derek Ahern and opponent before today’s bout.
World University Championships Elista, Russia
60kg Terry McEntee (Ireland,Old School/DCU) beat Narek Hovhannisyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg Sean Purcell (Ireland,Enniskerry/WIT) lost to Zhorzhik Marutyan (Armenia) 0-5
64kg Matthew McCole (Ireland,Dungloe/LKIT) lost to Alisa Sharifov (Russia) 0-5
60kg Terry McEntee (Ireland,Old School/DCU) lost to Min Uulu Siitbek (Kyrgyzstan) 0-4
52KG Ricky Nesbitt (Ireland,Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT) v Hong Chuan-Hsun (Chinese Taipei)
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