Steven Donnelly will be targeting his second win at 2016 Olympics and a place in the quarter-finals in Rio today.
The Ballymena BC welter, who has one under his belt from last weekend at the Games, meets Mongolia’s Tuvshinbat Byamba at approximately 4:45pm this afternoon (Irish time).
Donnelly impressed on his Olympic debut last Sunday after recording a convincing victory over Algeria’s Zahir Kedache.
Morocco’s Mohammed Rabii, the current World Elite 69kg champion and No. 1 seed in the 69kg class in Rio,and Kenya’s Nduke Okwiri go head-to-head in the corresponding last 16 contest this afternoon.
No Irish boxers are in action Friday, but the team are facing into a busy weekend with Brendan Irvine, Michael Conlan and Katie Taylor out on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
Both Conlan and Taylor are the No. 1 seeds in their respective bantam and light classes.
Taylor awaits the winner of the Friday’s four-rounder between Finland’s Mira Potkonen and Brazil’s Adriana Araujo in the quarter finals.
Please see below attachments for today’s schedule and Wednesday’s results from Rio.
Boxing2016 – Rio2016 Olympic Games Day6 Schedule
Irish Draw Rio Olympics
August 7th (last 32)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Andrique Allisop (Seychelles) 3-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Zahir Kedache (Algeria) 3-0
August 8th (last 16)
49kg Paddy Barnes (Ireland) lost to Samuel Carmona (Spain) 1-2
August 9th (last 16)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) lost to Albert Selimov (Azerbaijan) 0-3
August 10th (last 16)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) lost Carlos Andreas Mina (Ecuador) 1-2
August 11th (last 16)
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) v Tuvshinbat Byamba (Mongolia)
August 12th (last 16)
75kg Michael O’Reilly (Ireland) lost to Uziel Rodriquez (Mexico) W/O
August 13th (last 32)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Shakhobidin Zoirov (Uzbekistan)
August 14th (last 16)
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Aram Avagyan (Armenia)
August 15th (Q/Final)
60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Mira Potkonen (Finland) or Adriana Araujo (Brazil)
60kg (Lightweight) – Katie Taylor (Bray)
49kg (Light-flyweight) – Paddy Barnes (Holy Family)
52kg (Flyweight) – Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s)
56kg (Bantamweight) – Michael Conlan (Clonard)
60kg (Lightweight) – David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy & AIBA Pro Boxing)
69kg (Welterweight) – Steven Donnelly (All Saints)
75kg (Middleweight) – Michael O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
81kg (Light-heavyweight) – Joe Ward (Moate & AIBA Pro Boxing)
Team Manager: Joe Hennigan
Coaches: Zaur Antia, Eddie Bolger, John Conlan
Physio: Julianne Ryan
Sport Psychologist: Gerry Hussey