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Joyce included in Istanbul side

BOXING: David Oliver Joyce has been named in the Istanbul side to meet the Kremlin Bears (Moscow) in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) European group on Friday.

The St Michael's Athy lightweight will debut for the Turks against Russian Adlan Abdurashidov at the Darussafaka Sports Hall in Istanbul, Turkey.

The Istanbul side, in third spot, go into the match against their bottom-of-the-table opponents eight points behind John Joe Nevin's table-topping Paris United, who meet Milan on Friday.

Cavan bantamweight Nevin will line out for United's home match against Vittorio Parrinello.

Belfast heavyweight Tommy McCarthy will debut for Milan, fighting Ludovic Groghue.