Irvine weighs in ahead of Olympic box off

Brendan Irvine and Bulgaria’s Daniel Asanov weighed in this morning ahead of their box-off at the European Olympic qualifiers in Samsun, Turkey.

The winner of today’s flyweight bout qualifies for Rio 2016.

Both men are in action in the first bout on the evening program which begins at 4pm (Irish time).

The Bulgarian, who edged out Ireland’s Frankie Cleary (Olympic BC) on a split decision in the 2013 European Junior final, claimed Strandja Memorial gold earlier this year.

Meanwhile, David Oliver Joyce faces Turkish lightweight Volkan Gokcek in a box-off for a Rio 2016 place shortly after 4pm (Irish time) on Sunday.

Earlier on Sunday, Olympic, World and European lightweight champion Katie Taylor faces Svetlana Staneva (Bulgaria) in a box-off for 3rd and 4th position at approximately 12.30pm tomorrow.

Click here for overall schedule.

See below attachment for Saturday’s program.

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