WALKER LOSES OUT IN TOKYO

Kurt Walker lost on a split decision in his bid for at least bronze in Tokyo this morning.

The Canal BC featherweight was edged out 3-2 by Duke Ragan of the USA.

The Ohio fighter took the first round 5-0 across the board, the American doing most of his scoring on the inside and showing good hand speed. read more

ANKLE INJURY FORCES WALSH OUT OF OLYMPIC SEMI-FINAL

Aidan Walsh has withdrawn from the semi-final of the men’s welterweight competition at the Olympic Games due to the ankle injury sustained in his previous bout.

The Belfast boxer was due to fight in Sunday’s semi-final against Pat McCormack of Great Britain but due to an ankle injury, the decision has been made in conjunction with his medical team. read more

WALSH GUARANTEED AT LEAST BRONZE IN TOKYO

Aidan Walsh is guaranteed at least bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.

The Belfast welterweight beat Mervin Clair of Mauritius on a 4-1 split decision this morning to book his ticket into the semi-finals.

A close and intense bout saw Walsh land the majority of scoring shots to take the first round on all cards, with Clair barely getting a punch in. read more

HARRINGTON INTO QUARTER-FINALS

Kellie Harrington is through to the last eight of the Olympics after posting a comfortable win in Tokyo this morning.

The Dublin lightweight beat Italy’s Rebecca Nicoli on a unanimous decision to advance.

Boxing well within herself and switching from orthodox to southpaw on occasion, the No.1 seed took the first round 10-9 across the board. read more