By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Current Irish Elite champion Debbie O’Reilly will meet Sweden’s Agnes Alexiusson at the National Stadium on Saturday night.
Ireland’s take on a top Swedish side on a Valentine’s Day Elite, Youth and Junior international at the home of Irish boxing.
Olympic BC stand out O’Reilly claimed the vacant lightweight title – the holder, Olympic champion Katie Taylor, had to withdraw with an injury – at the National Elite Championships last month following a thrilling win over Louise O’Donoghue.
Alexiusson scored the biggest win of her career the same month after beating the current World Elite 64kg champion, Russia’s Anastasia Belyakova, on a majority decision in the semi-finals of the Golden Girl Championships in Sweden.
Belyakova is currently ranked No. 1 in the World by AIBA in the light-welter class. Alexiusson, who was beaten by Finland’s Mira Potkonen in the Golden Girl lightweight final, won double AIBA World Youth and Junior gold in 2011 and 2013 and bronze at the 2014 Olympic Youths.
EU youth medallist Amy Broadhurst will also line out for Ireland on Saturday night, along with Francis Cleary. The weigh-in for Saturday’s international will be held between 5:30pm and 6pm on Saturday at the National Stadium. Boxing begins at 7:15pm.
Twenty four hours before meeting Ireland at the National Stadium, Sweden will face an Irish selection in Offaly. Please scroll down for line ups.
Ireland v Sweden National Stadium Dublin, February 14th
52kg Natasha Logan (Ireland) v Katrin Noren (Sweden)
54kg Sophie Tierney (Ireland) v Amanda Lundstrom (Sweden)
57kg Amy Broadhurst (Ireland) v Sofia Nilsson (Sweden)
57kg Shannon Edge (Ireland) v Milica Aramovic (Sweden)
60kg Rivers McCormack (Ireland) v Stephaine Thour (Sweden)
48kg Lorcan Hurley (Ireland) v Adam Alexiusson (Sweden)
57kg Paddy Donovan (Ireland) v Samar Tabal (Sweden)
63kg Pierce O’Leary (Ireland) v Sebastien Broman (Sweden)
66kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v Amed Dosk (Sweden)
75kg Jordan Myers (Inishfree) v Alexander Gustavsson (Sweden)
56kg Francis Cleary (Ireland) v Paolo Magui (Sweden)
60kg Tiernan Bradley (Ireland) v Anton Kuppisvenson (Sweden)
69kg Lewis Crocker (Ireland) v Farman Babayev (Sweden)
60kg: Debbie O’Reilly (Ireland) v Agnes Alexiusson (Sweden)
Sweden v Irish Selection, St Brigid’s BC, Edenderry Offaly February 13th
38kg Fred Wiblom v Eoghan Brereton (Edenderry)
48kg Adam Alexiusson v Ronan Kelly (St Michael’s Athy)
57kg Samar Tabal v Kyle Chung Chaser Meehan (Kildare)
63kg Sebastien Broman v Kieran Molloy (Oughtarard)
66kg Amed Dosk v Mark Ward (Edenderry)
75kg Alexander Gustavsson v Sean Dervil (St Michael’s Athy)
56kg Paolo Magui v William Donoghue New (St MIchael’s Athy)
60kg Anton Kuppisvenson v Jakub Florczak (Nass)
69kg Farman Babayev v Felix Hawksworth (Edenderry)
52kg Katrin Noren v Lauren Hogan (Edenderry)
54kg Amanda Lundstrom v Natasha Logan (Edenderry)
57kg Sofia Nilsson v Shannon Edge (Edenderry)
57kg Milica Aramovic v Clodagh Greene (South Meath)
60kg Stephaine Thour v Ciara Ginty (Geesala)
60kg Agnes Alexiusson v Chaz O’Neill (Athlone)