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Former Ireland boxing coach Billy Walsh secures first Olympic medal with US Team

Barry Lennon

Published 10/08/2016 | 22:45

Billy Walsh
Billy Walsh

Billy Walsh secured his first Olympic medal with the US boxing team tonight following Nico Hernandez's light-flyweight quarter-final victory over Ecuador’s Carlos Quipo Pilataxi.

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Hernandez will now advance to the semi-finals and is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the Rio Games.

The win means the former Irish coach has already helped the USA improve their lot on London 2012 where they failed to obtain a single boxing medal.

Walsh joined with the American team last year following his controversial departure from Irish boxing.

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