Tuesday 16 January 2018

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

Billy Walsh
Billy Walsh

Barry Lennon

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.

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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