Walsh guides his first US boxer to Olympic medal
Published 11/08/2016 | 02:30
Billy Walsh secured his first Olympic medal with the US boxing team last night following Nico Hernandez's light-flyweight quarter-final victory over Ecuador's Carlos Quipo Pilataxi.
Hernandez will now advance to the semi-finals and is guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the Rio Games. While Ireland's campaign has gotten off to a disappointing start, this 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.