Belfast’s Caoimhin Agyarko-Hynes, pictured above in red, won on his World Series of Boxing (WSB) debut in Paris tonight.
The Holy Trinity BC man, boxing for Italia Thunder, scored a unanimous decision over Hong Sik Kee Clement of the French Fighting Roosters.
The current Irish light-heavy champion dominated the five rounder, with one judge giving him a 10-8 frame in the second stanza and two judges awarding him a 10-8 third before the opposition corner threw in the towel late in the fourth.
“It was a good all round performance on the back on his trip to America and I would like to thank High-Performance for keeping him sharp. These fights keep him focussed and we’re delighted with the win,” said Holy Trinity coach Mike Hawkins who was working the Irish champion’s corner in Paris.
Kildare’s Diarmuid MacDiarmada refereed tonight’s middleweight five-rounder.
The win saw the Italians level the match 2-2, but the French, who are top of the European table, won the final bout of the evening to secure a 3-2 victory.
Tonight’s decision is the third win on the trot for Irish boxers in this season’s WSB, as Joe Ward has won two from two this term.
The Moate BC southpaw lines out for the British Lionhearts again next weekend versus the French in Newport, Wales.