3 Irish boxers to fight for bronze tomorrow at World Youth Championships

Three Irish boxers will box from bronze tomorrow at the World Women’s Youth Championships in India following an impressive win for Belfast’s Caitlin Fryers today.

The Immaculata light fly gave an impressive performance as she saw off Tajikistan’s Sumaiya Kosimova in the Last 16 – in what was her second win in two days

The win sees her join Kildare light welter Katelynn Phelan (who received a bye), and Bray welter Shannon Reilly in tomorrow’s quarter finals.

There was no luck, however for the three other Irish boxers in action today as Labhaoise Clarke was forced to pull out with a hand injury while Mary Geraghty and Marguerita Nevin lost split decisions.

AIBA Youth Women’s World Boxing Championships Guwahati, India
November 19th
Last 32
51kg Shauna Blaney (Ireland) lost to Ekaterina Molchanova (Russia) 0-5

November 20th
Last 32
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Nasu Misaki (Japan) 5-0

Last 16
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) beat Olivia Hussey (England) 3-2
75kg Lauren Kelly (Ireland) lost to Ya Chun-Yang (Chinese Taipei) 0-5

November 21st
Last 16
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) beat Sumaiya Kosimova (Tajikistan) 5-0
54kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) lost to Marie Bachmaier (Germany) 1-4
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Ireland) lost to Namuun Monkhor (Mongolia) RETI3
60kg Marguerita Nevin (Ireland) lost to Klaudia Budasz (Poland) 2-3

November 22nd
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Ireland) v Karina Tuvakova (Russia)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (Ireland) v Aidyl Cardenas (USA)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Ireland) v Citalli Ortiz (USA)

Irish Squad
48kg Caitlin Fryers (Immaculata)
51kg Shauna Blaney (Navan)
54kg Mary Geraghty (Baldoyle)
57kg Labhaoise Clarke (Carndonagh)
60kg Marguerita Nevin (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
64kg Katelynn Phelan (St.Brigid’s, Kildare)
69kg Shannon Reilly (Bray)
75kg Lauren Kelly (St.Brigid’s, Edenderry)

Team manager: Anna Moore
Coaches: Jimmy Payne, Liam Brereton, Antia Just
R&J: Sadie Duffy


Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie