Ireland continue good start to Dublin Round Robin with win over Germany

The Irish B team moved to the top of the Dublin International Round Robin table this morning with a 4-3 win over Germany.

Stevie McKenna, George Bates, Kenny Okungbowa, and Steven Donnelly recorded wins in Dublin – Rio Olympian Donnelly also won last night.

Bates scored an impressive unanimous decision win over 2010 Youth Olympic and World champion, and WSB and APB stalwart, Artur Brill

Okungbowa, fresh from his victory over Rio Olympian Paul Omba Biongolo yesterday, sealed the win for Ireland today with a win over Nikolas Weizman.

In his Senior International debut, Wexford youngster Connor Jordan dropped a unanimous decision to Salah Abrahim in the opening bout of the session. Dean Gardiner and Wayne Kelly lost to Russian duo Artyum Solslekkov and Altay Dyakonov on 4-1 and 5-0 split and unanimous verdicts.

Note: Children with adults are admitted free for today’s and this evening’s sessions.

Ireland A meet a top class France side tonight. Boxing begins at 7pm. Russia take on Italy this afternoon.

International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin
Ireland B v Germany
49kg Salam Abranim (Germany) beat Connor Jordan (Ireland) 5-0
56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Dominik Hirsch (Germany) 5-0
60kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Artur Brill (Germany) 5-0
64kg Altay Dyaronov (Russia) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 5-0
69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) beat Wladiuri Frunsorger (Germany) 5-0
91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) beat Nikolas Weizman (Germany) 5-0
91+kg Artyum Solslekkov (Russia) beat Dean Gardiner (Ireland) 4-1

The current standings are now:
1 – Ireland B – 4 points (10 wins, 7 losses)
2 – Italy – 2 points (9 wins, 2 losses)
3 – Ireland A – 2 points (6 wins, 5 losses)
4 – Russia – 0 points (5 wins, 6 losses)
5 – France – 0 points (4 wins, 6 losses)
6 – Germany – 0 points (5 wins, 13 losses)

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

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