Okungbowa bows out at semi-final stage of World Universities
Athlone heavyweight Kenny Okungbowa had to settle for bronze today at the World University Championships in Thailand.
The AIT big man had guaranteed bronze in Chiang Mai on Tuesday following a win over Lithuanian Tadas Tamasauskas, but was overcome in today’s semi finals.
The Midlander was defeated by Frenchman Dylan Bregeon, a bronze medalist at the 2013 Universiade, in the last four. The cleaner style of the Nantes boxing caught the eye of the judges who unanimously awarded him the bout after a brawl.
Ireland’s five-strong team depart South East Asia with two bronze medals, Okungbowa and Christina Desmond, a best ever performance at the championships.