Michael Nevin will look to become the first Irish fighter into the last 16 of the 2019 World Elite Championships today.
The Portlaoise BC fighter meets Lithuania’s Vytautas Balsys for a place in the next round and is the only Irish fighter in action on Saturday.
The young middleweight prospect, who has one win under his belt at the 20th edition of the tournament, and Balsys go head-to-head over three, three minute rounds in the 11th bout on Saturday’s program.
Azerbaijan’s Amin Kushkhov and Russia’s No. 8 seed Gleb Bakshi clash in the corresponding contest.
Boxing begins at 11am (Irish time) on Saturday morning and 3pm local time.
Aidan Walsh impressed on his Friday the 13th World Elite debut yesterday en route to victory over Israeli welter Miroslav Kapuler-Cishchenko.
2019 World Elite Men’s Championships Ekaterinburg, Russia
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Vytautas Balsys (Lithuania)
57kg Kurt Walker v David Avila (Columbia)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Radoslav Panaleev (Bulgaria)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Pat McCormack (England)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) beat Miroslav Kapuler-Cishchenko (Israel) 4-1
52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) lost to Aldoms Suquor (Indonesia) 2-3
63kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) lost to Matthew Alexander (Trinidad & Tobago) 2-3
81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) lost to Erkin Adylbek (Kyrgyzstan) 0-5
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) beat Austin Aokuso (Australia) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Andre1 Vreme (Moldova) 5-0
52kg: Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
57kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
63kg: Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise)
69kg: Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)
75kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg: Kane Tucker (Emerald)
91kg: Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Head coach: Zaur Antia
Coaches: John Conlan and Eoin Pluck