AmateurHeadline News

Cork double on Day 2 of World Junior Championships

By Bernard O’Neill – IABA Press Officer

Cork duo Eamer Coughlan and Tommy Hyde progressed to last-16 of the AIBA World Junior Championships in St Petersburg, Russia today.

But Jack Conroy and Eric Nash bowed out of the tournament despite big performances.

Coughlan convincingly beat Takik light-fly Dmitri Fominykh on a unanimous decision and will now meet England’s Lewis Cooley in the next phase.

Hyde followed that up with a unanimous decision over highly-rated Lithuanian light-middle Lukas Petrauskas.

“Absolutely buzzing, won 3-0 against Lithuania tonight! Delighted to get my first win for Ireland and through to the last 16 in the world championships.Thanks everyone for you support, it’s unreal,” said Hyde after his win.

Conroy boxed his heart out against talented Chinese light-welter Yibukayimu Mamuti, and Nash can consider himself to be very unlucky to have been on the wrong end of a split decision to Bulgaria’s Ivan Atanasov.

Craig Kavanagh, Joe Nevin, Paul Ryan and Sean Purcell will be in action tomorrow.

AIBA World Junior Championships St Petersburg, Russia
(Last 32 unless stated)

September 4th
80+kg Martin J Mongan (Ireland) lost to Dmitri Fominykh (Russia) 0-3

September 5th
48kg Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) beat Suntatullo Yunuszade (Tajikistan) 3-0
57kg Eric Nash (Ireland) lost to Ivan Atanasov (Bulgaria) 1-2
63kg Jack Conroy (Ireland) lost to Yibukayimu Mamuti (China) 0-3
70kg Tommy Hyde (Ireland) beat Lukas Petrauskas (Lithuania) 3-0

September 6th
46kg Craig Kavanagh (Ireland) v Rustan Muratov (Kyrgyzstan)
50kg Joe Nevin (Ireland) v Zabehullo Ashuroz (Tajikistan)
54kg Sean Purcell (Ireland) v David Toth (Hungary)
66kg Paul Ryan (Ireland) Ahtamjon Khaidov (Tajikistan)

September 7th
52kg Aaron McKenna (Ireland) v Abibe Bennams (France)
60kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Abylay Ybraimov (Kazakhstan)
70kg Tommy Hyde (Ireland) v Djallal Bouchkouk (Algeria) or Emil Kaasa (Norway) (last 16)
80kg Jimmy O’Reilly (Ireland) v Vladislav Ivanov (Russia) or Salvatore Scala (Italy) (last 16)

September 8th (last 16)
48kg Eamer Coughlan (Ireland) v Lewis Cooley (England)
75kg Anthony Johnston (Ireland) v Cristhian Pinder (Cuba) or Yevhenil Pavolski (Ukraine)

Irish squad
46kg Craig Kavanagh (Crumlin)
48kg Eamer Coughlan (Riverstown)
50kg Joe Nevin (Kilcullen)
52kg Aaron McKenna (Old School) cpt
54kg Sean Purcell (Marble City)
57kg Eric Nash (Ardnaree)
60kg Paddy Donovan (OLOL)
63kg Jack Conroy (Mullingar)
66kg Paul Ryan (Bay City)
70kg Tommy Hyde (Setanta)
75kg Anthony Johnston (Gleann)
80kg Jimmy O’Reilly (Portlaoise)
80+kg Martin J Mongan (Ennis)

Team Manager Paddy Osbourne

Coaches Billy McClean, Dmitry Dmitruk, Fergal McKenna

Joe O'Neill

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