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Eugen McKeever Bows Out of World Championships

Eugene McKeever lost out in his bid to reach the last 32 at the World Elites in Belgrade last night.

The Irish welterweight was beaten on a 5-0 unanimous decision by Uzbekistan’s Asadhuja Muydinkhajaev.

The final scores read 30-27 x 4 and 29-28 to the Uzbek southpaw.

McKeever made the early running and found the target with some neat combination, but Muydinkhajaev was impressing with his shot selection and reach as the round progressed.

The Uzbek also took the second frame leaving McKeever with a mountain to climb going into the third, a stanza which Muydinkhajaev also won.

Sean Mari and Brandon McCarthy are next up tomorrow in the flyweight and light-welter categories.

Courtesy of IABA

AIBA World Elite Championships Belgrade Serbia

October 25th (Last 64)

67kh Eugene McKeever (Ireland) lost to Asadhuja Muydinkhajaev (Uzbekistan) 0-5

October 26th (Last 32)

51kg Sean Mari (Ireland) v Aitila Bernath (Hungary)

Last 64

63kg Brandon McCarthy (Ireland) v Gianluligi Malanga (Italy)

October 27th (Last 64)

JP Hale (Ireland) v Semiz Alicic (Serbia)

October 28th (Last 32)

57kg Adam Hession (Ireland) v Eduard Savvin (RBF)

October 30th Last 32)

Rickey Nesbitt (Ireland) v Nodrjon Mirakhmador (UzbekistaN0

Keylan Cassidy (Ireland v Arriaga OLvera (Mexico)

Irish squad

48 kg. Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family)

51 kg. Sean Mari (Monkstown)

57 kg. Adam Hession (Monieva)

60 kg. JP Hale (Star)

63kg. Brandon McCarthy (St Michaels Athy)

67 kg. Eugene McKeever (Holy Family)

80 Kg. Kelyan Cassidy (St Saviors/ Crystal)

IABA President, Dom O’Rourke

Team manager, Peter O’Donnell

Coaches, Zaur Antia, Dmitry Dimitruk, Eoin Pluck

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