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Boxing: Irish packing punch in Euros

Published 23/06/2010 | 05:00

IRELAND'S young guns are just one bout away from claiming at least three bronze medals in Ukraine following three wins out of five at the European Junior Championships yesterday.

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Dean Walsh, nephew of Irish head coach Billy Walsh, Declan Carlin and George Boylan all advanced to the quarter-finals in Lviv City.

Wexford straw-weight Walsh came from behind to beat Stanislav Bradac of the Czech Republic 6-4 to record his second win in 24 hours.

Carlin followed that up with a 1-0 decision over Gadzhi Khangishev of Russia in the bantamweight class and middleweight Boylan hammered Sahand Tavakoli of Sweden 5-0.

However, while the above trio advanced, Christy Nevin and Stephen Myres lost out 4-1 and 4-0 to David Rizoiu of Romania and Khusevn Bavsangvrov of Russia respectively.

Kildare lightweight Dylan Carr, Joe Nevin and Robert McGreevey will all be involved in last-16 bouts today, while light-middleweight Anthony Coyle bowed out before the start of the tournament after picking up a foot injury.

Irish Independent

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