Ireland’s AIBA Olympic qualifying campaign will get underway in Trabzon, Turkey this evening…….
(Please see below draw sheets (below squad)
David Oliver Joyce and Joe Ward (pictured) will get Ireland’s AIBA Olympic qualifying campaign underway in Trabzon, Turkey this evening.
Joyce meets Welsh lightweight Joe Cordina, and Ward, the current European champion, is in against Swedish light-heavyweight Kennedy Katende.
Ross Hickey, Adam Nolan, who has received a bye in the welterweight class, Tommy McCarthy and Con Sheehan will be in action tomorrow afternoon and evening.
Paddy Barnes, who has also received a bye, meets Istvan Ungvari of Hungary on Tuesday.
198 boxers have entered for the qualifiers. Two rings will be in operation for the preliminary round bouts.
The Trabzon tournament is the final Olympic qualifier for European male boxers.
The full draw will be available shortly. Boxing begins at 5pm (Irish time).
Olympic Qualfying Tournament Trabzon, Turkey
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Joe Cordina (Wales) (last 32)
81kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) v Kennedy Katende (Sweden) (last 32)
(27 boxers have entered at 60kg and 28 at 81kg)
64kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) v Dimitri Galagot (Moldova) (last 16)
69kg: Adam Nolan (Ireland) v Thomasz Kot (Poland) (last 16)
(15 boxers have entered at 64kg and 18 at 69kg)
91kg: Tommy McCarthy (Ireland) v Copla Alem (Bosnia & Herzegovina) (last 16)
91+kg: Con Sheehan (Ireland) v Muhammet Erkan Aci (Turkey) (last 16)
(25 boxers have entered at 91kg and 20 at 91+kg)
49Kg: Paddy Barnes (Ireland) v Istvan Ungvari (Hungary) (last 16)
(17 boxers have entered at 49kg)
49kg: Paddy Barnes (Holy Family GG)
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69kg: Adam Nolan (Bray)
81kg: Joe Ward (Moate)
91kg: Tommy McCarthy (Oliver Plunkett)
91+kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)