Ceire Smith recorded her second victory at the 7th AIBA World Women’s Championships in China today.
Ceire Smith advanced to the last-16 of the 7th AIBA World Women’s Championships and Olympic qualifiers with a convincing win over Sarah-Joy Iris Rae in China today.
The Cavan BC flyweight racked up a 12-4 victory over the Jamaican at the Olympic Stadium in Qinhuangdao to record her second victory in 24-hours.
Smith will now meet Poland’s number 4 seed Anna Karolina Michalczuk for a place in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Number one seed Katie Taylor, who is aiming for her fourth AIBA World lightweight title in-a-row in China, will face Rim Jouini of Tunisia in the last-32 on Monday morning (Irish time).
Jouini claimed a bronze medal at featherweight (57kg) at the 2010 AIBA World Women’s Championships in Barbados.
Monday’s lightweight bouts begin at 7am (Irish time).
The 7th AIBA World Women’s Championships is also acting as the only Olympic qualifier for female boxers.
The three Olympic weight categories for women are flyweight, lightweight and middleweight.
7th AIBA World Women’s Championships Qinhuangdao, China
(Afternoon sessions begin at 2pm local time, 7am Irish time)
51kg (Last 64)
Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Veglina Svetlana (Tajikistan) RSC3
75kg (Last 64)
Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Francelis Paez Carmona (Venezuela) 19-23
May 13th (Last 32 – Afternoon)
51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) beat Sarah-Joy Iris Rae (Jamaica) 12-4
May 14th 60Kg (Last 32 – Afternoon)
Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Rim Jouini (Tunisia)
May 15th (Last 16 – Afternoon)
51kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Anna Karolina Michalczuk (Poland)
51kg (Flyweight) Ceire Smith (Cavan)
60kg (Lightweight) Katie Taylor (Bray)
75kg (Middleweight) Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)
Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Peter Taylor and Zuar Antia
Physio: Mary Louis Ryan