Boxing: John Joe Nevin guaranteed bronzed at World Boxing Championships
Published 05/10/2011 | 17:19
JOHN Joe Nevin has reached the bantamweight semi-finals of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan.
But middleweight Darren O'Neill and flyweight Michael Conlon have bowed out of the competition at the last-eight stage.
Nevin beat Orzubek Shaymov of Uzbekistan to book his spot in the semi-finals.
His last-four berth guarantees him a bronze medal at least His semi-final against England’s Luke Campbell taking place this Friday.
Nevin's win creates history as he becomes the first Irishman to win two World Championships medals.
He won bronze in Milan two years ago.
O'Neill, was defeated by Royota Murata of Japan and flyweight Conlon lost to Andrew Selby of Wales.