Dublin Senior Elite International Round Robin – Match 1 Line-Ups

The Irish B team will kick off proceedings on Friday at the International Round Robin at the National Stadium.

A ten-strong Irish panel will take on a French team which also features a Russian and an Italian..

The tie of the match looks to be the lightweight clash between St Mary’s boxer George Bates and Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha.

Oumiha, who is ranked No. 4 in the world by AIBA, claimed silver at the Rio Olympics last August.

Athlone heavyweight Kenny Okungbowa will take on Rio Olympian and recent European U22 gold medalist Paul Omba Biongolo.

Olympian Steven Donnelly also fetures for Ireland, while Dean Gardiner makes his return to the ring after missing out on the Seniors.

Boxing begins at 2.30pm Friday.

The full lines ups, include that for the Ireland A v Russia match, will be available shortly.

Admission, payable at the door, is €10 for adults and €5 for children (U/14) each day.

International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin
Friday April 28th
Ireland v France (+ Russia and Italy) 2.30pm

49kg Conor Jordan (Ireland) V Tamir Galanov (Russia)
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) V Assunta Canfora (Italy)
56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) V Jordan Rodriguez (France)
60kg George Bates (Ireland) V Sofiane Oumiha (France)
64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) V Wahlid Hambli (France)
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) V Artem Zaitsev (Russia)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) V Bengoro Bamba (France)
81kg Michael Frayne (Ireland) V Diabira Mamadou (France)
91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) V Paul Omba Biongolo (France)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) V Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France)

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