Ireland will be taking home three bronze medals from the 17th Brandenburg Cup in Frankfurt/Oder…….
Keith Flavin and Chris Nevin had to settle for bronze at the 17th Brandenburg Cup in Frankfurt/Oder, Germany tonight after losing out on identical scorelines.
Flavin can consider himself very unlucky to have been adjudged to have lost 12-10 to Russian light-flyweight Yusup Gazaev, a bout which Irish coach Billy McClean reckoned the Kilkenny teenager won.
Nevin was aslo beaten 12-10, France’s Eilas Friha getting the nod by a two point margin.
Hughie Nevin bowed out at the last-four stage following a 17-10 reversal to Russian lightweight Khuseyns Baysangurov.
All three boxers will be presented with their bronze medals after Sunday’s finals at the 22-nation tournament.
The Irish team are building up toward Octobers AIBA World Youth Championships in Thailand.
Brandenburg Youth Cup Frankfurt/Oder, Germany
56kg: Chris Nevin (Holy Family (Drogheda) beat Craig McIntyre (Scotland) 13-6
60kg: Hughie Nevin (Cavan) beat Dmitri Ivanov (Estonia) 16-5
64kg: David Roche (Riverstown) beat Chris Forster (Germany 10-7
81kg: George Boylan (Drimnagh) beat Scott Forest (Scotland) 18-5
Q/Finals August 24th
49kg: Keith Flavin (Paulstown) beat Karol Judin (Poland) 19-5
52kg: Kurt Walker (Canal) lost to Bakchtovar Nazirov (Russia) 13-14
56kg: Chris Nevin (Holy Family Drogheda) beat Fredrick Jensen (Denmark) KO1
60kg: Hughie Nevin (Cavan) beat Ignas Kuodelis (Lithuania) 12-11
64kg: David Roche (Riverstown) lost to Einitas Stanionis (Lithuania) 15-18
70kg: Stephen Mulholland (St Malachys) lost to Michel Ostrowski (Poland) 14-16
81kg: George Boylan (Drimnagh) lost to Melvin Perry (Germany) 9-16
S/Finals August 25th
49Kg: Keith Flavin (Paulstown) lost to Yusup Gazaev (Russia) 10-12
56kg: Chris Nevin (Holy Family Drogheda( lost to Elias Friha (France) 10-12
60kg: Hughie Nevin (Cavan) lost to Khuseyns Baysangurov (Russia) 10-17