Ireland’s Elite boxers recorded 5 wins out of 6 at the Tammer Multi-Nations today and this evening…..
Ken Egan will be looking for a good “fin-ish” at the business end of the Elite Tammer Multi-Nations in Tampere, Finland over the weekend.
The 2008 Olympic silver medalist beat England’s Lawrence Osueke in the quarter-finals tonight to book his ticket into the semi-finals where he’ll meet Finland’s Niklas Räsänen.
And if the Neilstown BC southpaw wins that last-four duel he’ll also meet a Finnish opponent in Sunday’s light-heavyweight final as two Finns clash in the corresponding semi-final.
Meanwhile, Conrad Cummings was 9-2 up and motoring when his contest with Sweden’s Ibragim Israelov was stopped in the Belfast middleweight’s favour in the second, and Ross Hickey cruised to a landslide 29-10 decision over Italy’s Lova Melis in the light-welterweight class.
Beijing Olympian John Joe Joyce and his St Michael’s Athy team-mate and cousin David Oliver Joyce scored 42 points between them against Poland at welter and lightweight.
John Joe beat Roman Szymanski 21-10 and David Oliver followed that up with a 21-13 decision over Dawid Michelus.
Michael Nevin, appearing in his second Elite international, was 5-1 up after the first against experienced Hungarian Krisztian Nagy, but received two public warnings in the second – Nagy got one -and the Hungarian over turned the first frame deficit to lead 15-12 going into the third en route to victory.
Six Irish boxers will be in action in Saturday’s semi-finals.
Tammer Elite Multi Nations Tampere Finland
56Kg: Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Joe Ham (Scotland) 18-8
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) beat Richard Needham (Wales) 19-7
69kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) beat Anthony Fowler (England) 17-10
October 19th Q/Finals
64kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) beat Luva Melis (Italy) 29-10
69kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) beat Roman Szymanski (Poland) 21-10
56kg: Michael Nevin (Ireland) lost to Krisztian Nagy (Hungary) RET3
60kg: David Oliver Joyce Ireland) beat Dawid Michelus (Poland) 21-13
75kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) beat Ibragim Israelov (Sweden) RET2
81kg: Kenneth Egan (Ireland) beat Lawrence Osueke (England) 11-4
October 20th S/Finals
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Spatay Yegembayev (Kazakhstan)
64kg: Ross Hickey (Ireland) v Batyrzhan Jukembayev (Kazakhstan)
69kg: John Joe Joyce (Ireland) v Souleymane Cissokho (France)
75kg: Conrad Cummings (Ireland) v Ivan Klimashkin (Russia)
81kg: Ken Egan (Ireland) v Niklas Rasanen (Finland)
91kg+: Con Sheehan (Ireland) v Maxim Babanin (Russia)
Irish squad Elite Tammer Multi Nations Tampere, Finland Oct 17th/22nd
56kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
60kg: David Oliver Joyce (St Michael’s Athy)
64kg: Ross Hickey (Grangecon)
69kg: John Joe Joyce (St MIchael’s Athy)
75kg: Conrad Cummings (Holy Trinity)
81kg: Ken Egan (Neilstown)
91+kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel)
Team Manager Eanna Green
Coaches: Billy Walsh & Zuar Antia
Team Manager: Eanna Green
Physio: Fionna McCabe
R&J: Larry Durand