Irish quartet of Nolan, Conlan, Ward and Walsh to fight for European medals tomorrow
Published 11/08/2015 | 14:59
Wexford born Garda, Adam Nolan has pulled off a sensational win at the European boxing championships in Samokov, Bulgaria.
The London Olympian fashioned a unanimous 3-0 verdict over the highly rated Russian Radzhab Butaev, who was the number one seed in the welterweight division.
The Russian has already qualified for the Rio Olympics courtesy of winning his six fights in the World Series of Boxing this spring. But southpaw Nolan, who is coached by club level by Katie Taylor’s father Pete, produced arguably the best performance of his career to win 29-28 on all three judges’ cards.
Nolan is now through to the quarter finals and one win away from securing his first championship medal.
Light-heavyweight Joe Ward scored a unanimous decision victory over Nikoloz Selchniashvili of Georgia to book his place in the last eight.
Ward, Nolan, Michael Conlan (bantam) and Dean Walsh (light welter) box in the quarter finals tomorrow (Wednesday).