Lambe and Grace in AIBA World Elite Women’s Championship action tonight

Joanne Lambe and Claire Grace will get Ireland’s AIBA World Elite Women’s Championships campaign underway with last-32 bouts on Jeju island, South Korea tomorrow.

The Monaghan and Kilkenny featherweight and welterweight have been drawn against Qiong Lu of China and Cristina Stancu of Romania.

Michaela Walsh and Katie Taylor are in action in the last-32 of the tournament on Tuesday. Walsh meets Sarah Joy Rae of Jamaica and Taylor opens her lightweight title defence against Kezial Valerian Spicer of Dominica.

Seventy four nations have registered to compete at the 8th edition of the World Women’s Elite Championships.

AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships Jeju, Korea November 16/24

November 17th (last 32)

57kg Joanne Lambe (Ireland) v Qiong Lu (China) (Evening

69kg Claire Grace (Ireland) v Cristina Stanca (Romania) (Evening)

November 18th (last 32)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Sarah Joy Rae (Jamaica) (Afternoon)

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Kezial Valerian Spicer (Dominica) (Evening)

(Afternoon and evening sessions begin at 5am and 10am each morning (Irish times)

(Irish squad)

54kg Michaela Walsh (Holy Family)
57kg Joanna Lambe (Carrickmacross)
60kg Katie Taylor (Bray)
69kg Claire Grace (Callan)

Team manager Anna Moore
Coaches Pete Taylor, Zuare Antia, Gerry Storey

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