Dominant Amy Broadhurst begins defence of European U22 Gold medal


Amy Broadhurst got Ireland off the mark at the European Under-22 Championships in Russia and started the defence of her own lightweight title with a comfortable win in Vladikavkaz.

The Dealgan southpaw defeated Turk En Gizem in her opening bout, winning on a unanimous decision.

Following a somewhat competitive opening round, Broadhurst would dominate the second and third to take the win.

Broadhurst will now face Hungarian Kinga Mezovari in the quarter-finals on Tuesday with a guaranteed bronze medal on the line but the Louth talent will be looking to go far further than this.

There was less joy for Armagh light welter Shauna O’Callaghan who was stopped in the second round of her clash with Dutch puncher Chelsey Heijen.

Three Irish boxers are in action tomorrow in the Round of 32 – male captain Gabriel Dossen, David Oliver Joyce and Paddy Donovan – while Pierce O’Leary and Mary Geraghty box Sunday.

The draws in full can be seen here.

Friday March 8
(Last 16)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) beat En Gizem (Turkey) 5-0
64kg Shauna O’Callaghan (Ireland) lost to Chelsey Heijnen (Netherlands) RSC2

Saturday March 9th
Last 32
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine)
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Andrei Vreme (Moldova)

Sunday March 10th
Last 16
57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Victoria Glover (Scotland)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Mike McDonagh (Wales)

Tuesday March 12th
Q/Finals
51kg Niamh Earley (Ireland) v Giovanna Marchese (Italy)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Kinga Mezovari (Hungary)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Anastasiya Shamonovan (Russia)

Wednesday March 13th
Q/Finals
52kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Rotyslav Bilototskyi (Ukraine)

48kg No entrant
51kg Niamh Earley (Ryston)
52kg Adam Hession (Monivea)
54kg No entrant
56kg No entrant
57kg Mary Geraghty (St Anthony’s)
60kg Amy Broadhurst (Dealgan)
60kg Davey Oliver Joyce (Ballymun)
64kg Shauna OiCallaghan (Clann Naofa)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Dublin Docklands)
69kg No entrant
69kg Patrick Donovan (OLOL)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea) C
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Olympic) C
81kg No entrant
81kg No entrant
+81kg No entrant
91kg No entrant
+91kg No entrant

Team Manager: Stephen Molloy
Head Coach: Dmitry Dmitruk
Coaches: Anita Just, Philip Keogh

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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