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Conlan claims multi nations gold in Poland

Belfast bantamweight Michael Conlan claimed gold at the Feliks Stamm Memorial in Warsaw, Poland today.
But Tipperary super-heavy Dean Gardiner has to settle for silver after losing out to Cam Awesome of the USA on a unanimous decision in the 91kg + plus final.
Conlan, a bronze medallist at the London Olympics, beat Poland’s Sylwester Kozlowski on a unanimous decision to finish on top of the 56kg podium.
Gardiner received a public warning for holding in the second round of his three-rounder against Awesome, who was presented with the Best Boxer Award.
Overall, Ireland will be taking him one gold, one silver and two bronze medals, courtesy of top-four finishes for Dean Walsh and David Oliver Joyce.
“We’re happy enough with the performances. Michael had three tough fights to win the gold. He beat a Kazakh and a Russian and a Polish lad on his home patch,” said Irish head coach Billy Walsh.
Meanwhile, former Irish Elite champion Hughie Myers progressed to Sunday’s Gee Bee Multi Nations final after earning a unanimous decision over Finnish light-fly Muhammed Ibrahim  in Helsinki, Finland today.
He’ll meet Wales’ Ashley William in Sunday’s 49kg decider.
Kurt Walker lost out on a unanimous decision in today’s bantamweight semi-final to Kazakhstan’s Kanat Eralijev in Helsinki.
The Irish Feliks Stamm squad are due home from Warsaw via Dublin Airport tomorrow at 1pm.
Feliks Stamm Memorial Warsaw, Poland
April 12th Finals
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) beat Sylwester Kozlowski (Poland) 3-0
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Cam Awesome (USA) 0-3

Gee Bee Multi Nations Helsinki Finland

April 12th S/Finals
49kg Hughie Myers (Ireland) beat  Muhammed Ibrahim (Finland) 3-0
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Kanat Eralijev (Kazakhstan) 0-3
Aprils 13th Final
49kg Hughie Myers (Ireland) v Ashley Williams (Wales)


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