The European leg of the Olympic qualifiers will resume where they left off once boxing can return.
The tournament was postponed on March 16 because of the Covid-19 pandemic and will resume where it stopped at a date to be confirmed, according to the IOC.
Irish captain Brendan Irvine qualified for Tokyo 2020, which will now play out in the summer of 2021, in the English capital – and his place in the rescheduled Olympics is safe and secure.
The nine other Irish boxers who traveled to London will still be in play when the qualifiers recommence.
Indeed, they will fight the fighters they were drawn against before the cancellation of the first or two qualifying tournaments.
Michaela Walsh, Kellie Harrington, George Bates, Aoife O’Rourke, Emmet Brennan, Kiril Afanasev, Aidan Walsh, Michael Nevin and Dean Gardiner are all still in play and as it stands remain Olympic hopefuls.
Kurt Walker will have to wait for the World qualifying tournament if he is secure a ticket to the next Olympics. Carly McNaul also exited the London hosted qualifiers after coming in for the injured Cerie Smith.
European Olympic Qualifiers
Copperbox Arena London March
57kg Michaela Walsh (Ireland) v Mona Mestian (France)
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) v Aneta Rygielska (Poland)
63kg George Bates (Ireland) v Javid Chalabiyev (Azerbaijan)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Ireland) v Viktoriya Kebikava (Belarus)
81kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) v Uke Smajli (Switzerland)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) V Emanual Reyes (Spain)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Wahid Hambli (France)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Arman Darchinyan (Armenia)
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) v Petar Belberov (Bulgaria)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) v Gabriel Escobar (Spain)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) beat Pavel Kamanin (Estonia) 5-0
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Max Van Der Pas (Netherlands) 4-1
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) beat Istavan Szaka (Hungary) 5-0
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) lost Charley Davison (Team Great Britain) 0-5
57kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) lost to Hamsat Shadolov (Germany) 0-5
63kg George Bates (Ireland) beat Leon Dominguez (Spain) RSCI1
81kg Emmet Brennan (Ireland) beat Radenko Tomic (Bosnia & Herzegovina) RSC2
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) beat Begadze Nikoloz (Georgia) 4-1
69kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) lost to Angela Carina (Italy) 0-5
(Olympic qualification standards in brackets)
52kg Brendan Irvine (St Paul’s, Antrim) Cpt (Top 8) (Qualified)
57kg Kurt Walker (Canal, Antrim) (Top 8)
63kg George Bates (St Mary’s, Dublin) (Top 8)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim) (Top 6)
75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise, Laois) (Top 6)
81kg Emmet Brennan (Dublin Docklands) (Top 6)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield, Dublin) (Top 4)
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Clonmel, Tipperary) (Top 4)
51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road, Belfast) (Top 6)
57kg Michaela Walsh (Monkstown, Antrim) (Top 6)
60kg Kellie Harrington (St Mary’s, Dublin) (Top 6)
69kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s, Cork, Garda BC) (Top 5)
75kg Aoife O’Rourke (Castlerea, Roscommon) (Top 4)
High-Performance Director: Bernard Dunne
Coaches: Zaur Antia, John Conlan, Dmitry Dimitruk