Dominant Davey Oliver Joyce destroys Ukrainian champ at Euro U22s


David Oliver Joyce scored a big win to round off a perfect day at the European Under-22 Championships in Russia.

Following Round of 32 victories earlier this afternoon for Gabriel Dossen and Paddy Donovan, the Ballymun BC lightweight made it three out of three with a sensational triumph in Vladikavkaz.

Joyce dominated Ukrainian Oleg Chulyacheyev to move into the Last 16.

The Navan 18-year-old, who won the Irish Elite crown last month, won every round on every card en-route to a statement unanimous decision win.

Joyce will be in action in the Last 16 tomorrow where he will face Russian home favourite Beslan Khamzaev, a name which may be familiar as he defeated Cork’s Oliver McCarthy in the 2016 European Youth final.

Amy Broadhurst won her Last 16 bout yesterday while Shauna O’Callaghan was eliminated – with Pierce O’Leary and Mary Geraghty still to come tomorrow alongside Joyce.

The draws in full can be seen here.

Friday March 8th
(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) beat Oleg Chulkyacheyev (Ukraine) 5-0
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) beat Sam Wagensvela (Netherlands) 4-1
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) beat Andrei Vreme (Moldova) 5-0

Sunday March 10th
Last 16
57kg Mary Geraghty (Ireland) v Victoria Glover (Scotland)
60kg David Oliver Joyce (Ireland) v Beslan Khamzaev (Russia)
64kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Mike McDonagh (Wales)

Monday March 11th
Last 16
69kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Vakhid Abbasov (Russia)
75kg Gabriel Dossen (Ireland) v Alberto Simion (Romania)

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 O’Callaghan (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

Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)

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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