Four boxers face Last 16 bouts at the World Youths in Russia, while there is a massive semi-final for Christina Desmond at the European Championships in Sofia.
Starting us off at 12:15pm (all times Irish time) in St Petersburg is Michael Nevin. The Portlaoise middleweight fights Frenchman Moreno Fendero in Ring B.
Then at 1:30pm, also in Ring B, Limerick super heavyweight Kevin Sheehy gets his campaign underway. It will be a baptism of fire for the St Francis big man, who will make his international debut against Azerbaijan’s 2015 World Junior champion Mahammad Abdullayev.
Starting off the the evening session at 3:00pm in Ring A is Limerick lightweight Paddy Donovan. The OLOL southpaw fights Azeri Sarkhan Aliiyev – who was edged out by Cork’s Oliver McCarthy in the semi-finals of this year’s European Youths.
Finally for the boys, at 4:00pm in Ring A, Galway light welter Gabriel Dossen takes on Hugo Micallef from tiny Monaco.
Then, at 6:00pm in Bulgaria, we have the big one. Cork middleweight Christina Desmond, Ireland’s last remaining fighter at the European Championships, boxes in the semi-finals against Frenchwoman Maily Nicar, looking to guarantee a silver medal.