Belfast Telegraph

Monday 22 December 2014

Successful day for Irish boxers

Julius Francis
Julius Francis

Ireland's boxers enjoyed four wins from five bouts at the World Championships in Baku on Sunday.

Roy Sheehan, Joe Ward and Michael Conlon box again on Tuesday in the knowledge that victory will earn their place at the 2012 Olympics, while super-heavy Con Sheehan also remains in with a shout.

Roy Sheehan beat Croatia's Bora Katalinic 21-17 at welterweight, Ward beat Dilovarsho Abdurakhmanov of Tajikstan 22-4 at light-heavy, Conlon edged to an 18-17 win over Olzhas Sattibayev of Kazakhstan, and Con Sheehan stopped Tajik Faruth Kalonov.

But there was disappointment for Ireland's European light-welterweight champion Ray Moylette, who bowed out in a 19-7 defeat to India's Commonwealth Games champion Manoj Kumars.

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