O’ROURKE BOWS OUT IN TOKYO

Aoife O’Rourke bowed out of the Tokyo Olympics to China’s No. 2 seed Qian Li in Tokyo this morning.

The former World champion and Rio 2016 bronze medalist won on a unanimous decision.

Li, who detonated sharp combinations throughout, took the first round 3-2 but O’Rourke had a big second round, although the judges again went with Li by a 3-2 margin. read more

WALKER ELIMINATES NO.1 SEED IN TOKYO

Kurt Walker (red)

Kurt Walker sensationally beat Uzbekistan’s Mirazizbek Mitzakhalilov on a 4-1 split decision to move into the quarter-finals of the Olympic Games in Tokyo this morning.

Mitzakhalilov, the No. 1 seed and the favourite for gold, simply had no answer to Walker’s speed, head movement and precision in a top class 57kg contest. read more

AIDAN WALSH INTO QUARTER-FINALS IN TOKYO

Aidan Walsh is into the last eight of the Olympic Games after posting an impressive win in Tokyo this morning.

The Belfast welter beat Albert Menque of Cameroon to book his place in the quarter-finals.

Menque received two public warnings in the second and third rounds of this encounter.

Walsh, showcasing good head and evasive movements and finding the target with some solid combinations, took the first round 4-1. read more

WALSH AND IRVINE BOW OUT IN TOKYO

There was double dissapointment for Ireland at the Olympics this morning.

Irvine lost 4-1 to Carlo Paalam of the Philippines.

And Irma Testa of Italy beat Michaela Walsh.

Paalam seemed to catch Irvine by surprise by his sheer aggression in the first round and repeatedly caught the Belfast flyweight with combinations to take the round on all five cards. read more

BRENNAN BOWS OUT IN TOKYO

Emmet Brennan bowed out of the Olympics despite a big showing against Dilshod Ruzmetov in Tokyo this afternoon.

The Uzbek earned a unanimous decision after three rounds.

Brennan took the fight to the World silver medallist at every opportunity and landed some eye catahcing shots particularly in rounds two and three. read more