On This Day: November 10th

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2000: Coleman Barrett won heavyweight bronze at the World Junior Championships (now known as the World Youths) in Budapest. The Galway boxer, who later won an Irish professional heavyweight title, defeated Estonian Aleksej Zolotenko 15:6 in his quarter final before being defeated in the last four by Israel’s Roman Greenberg. Barrett was the only man of the eight-strong Irish team to win a bout in Hungary, with Martin Lindsey, Kenneth Egan, Jamie Dowling, Cormac O’Conaire, Gerard McAuley, Michael Mullaney, and Brian Ferry all losing their openers.

Ireland’s 18 World Youth medalists:
1987 – Eamonn Loughran (silver)
1987 – Denis Galvin (bronze)
1989 – Eamonn Magee (silver)
1992 – Neil Sinclair (bronze)
1998 – Harry Cunningham (silver)
2000 – Coleman Barrett (bronze)
2002 – Andy Lee (silver)
2008 – Ray Moylette (gold)
2008 – Jamie Kavanagh (silver)
2008 – Tommy McCarthy (bronze)
2008 – Davey Joe Joyce (bronze)
2010 – Joe Ward (gold)
2010 – Ryan Burnett (silver)
2011 – Katie Rowland (bronze)
2011 – Michaela Walsh (bronze)
2012 – Kurt Walker (bronze)
2013 – Christina Desmond (silver)
2015 – Natasha Logan (bronze)

1913: Tipperary’s Dennis Haugh defended his BBBoC British light heavweight title for the first time with an eighth round stoppage win over Dubliner Dan Voyles in London. It was the first time the belt had ever been defended, as Haugh was the inaugural winner of the strap that Summer.

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