George Bates and Michael Nevin capped a golden day for Irish boxing abroad with two gold medal wins in the Czech Republic yesterday.
The Dublin and Portlaoise duo topped the lightweight and light-welterweight podiums at the 45th Usti Nad Labem Grand Prix in the Czech Republic.
Irish team manager Alan Martin hailed both performances.
“George and Michael boxed brilliantly and they were deserved winners. The entire squad performed excellently over the last few days at this tournament,” he said.
John Conlan and Ken Egan were working Ireland’s corner in Usti Nad Labem and Julianne Ryan was Irish physio.
Martin Fennessey was working as R&J at the tournament.
June 4th Prelims
60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Hamo Aperjan (Czech Rep) 3-0
75kg Conor Coyle (Ireland) beat Hegyi Barnabes (Hungary) 3-0
81kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat David Hunanyan (Czech Republic) 3-0
June 5th Q/Finals
81kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Shaimurat Kusainov (Kazakhstan) 2-1
91kg Stephen Ward (Ireland) beat Deel Szabales (Hungary) TKO3
June 6th S/Finals
60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Sergei Krasnickiy (Russia) 2-1
64kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Andreas Vadasz (Hungary) 3-0
75kg Conor Coyle (Ireland) lost to Arman Hovhikyan (Armenia) 0-3
81kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Matus Strnisko (Slovakia) 1-2
91kg Stephen Ward (Ireland) lost to Erik Tlkanec (Slovakia) W/O
June 7th Finals
60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Otar Euanosian (Georgia) 3-0
64kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Gor Yeritysyan (Armenia) 2-1
60KG George Bates (St Marys) (Gold)
64KG Michael Nevin (Portlaoise) (Gold)
75KG Conor Coyle (St Josephs) (Bronze)
81KG Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) (Bronze)
91KG Stephen Ward (Monkstown) (Bronze)
Team manager Alan Martin
Coaches John Conlan and Kenneth Egan
Physio Julianne Ryan
R&J Martin Fennessey