Sean McComb beats World Champion in Dublin Round Robin

The Dublin International Round Robin continued this afternoon following an open day of fights at the National Stadium.

In the result of the day, Sean McComb defeated Russia’s current World Elite champion and Rio bronze medalist Vitaly Dunaystev on a split decision after three tight rounds at the home of Irish boxing.

World and European Elite medallists Kellie Harrington and Christina Desmond also had their hands raised in triumph today, along with Dean Walsh, Kurt Walker, Dean Gardiner, Stephen McKenna and Patrick Mongan.

Mongan defeated 2010 World and Olympic Youth champion Arthur Brill, while Dean Gardiner exerted a bit of revenge over Guido Vianello, who had defeated Breakfast in an Olympic box-off last Summer.

A short conclusion of the tournament will take place tomorrow. Dean Walsh and George Bates will be in action on the seven-bout card which begins at 11am.

International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin
Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Russia

April 30th
Round Robin
49kg Vasily Egorov (Russia) beat Salah Abhraim (Germany) 4-1
52kg Viachelslav Tashkoracrov (Russia) beat Brendan Irvine (Ireland) 3-2
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) beat Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia) 5-0
60kg Kellie Harrington (Ireland) beat Irma Testa (Italy) 4-1
60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) beat Artur Brill (Germany) 3-2
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia) 3-2
69kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Christian Dezel (Germany) 5-0
75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) beat Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
69kg Artem Zaiotsev (Russia) beat Wladuiri Fruhsorger (Germany) 5-0
91kg Simone Fiori (Italy) beat K Kvasnikov (Russia) 5-0
52kg Manual Cappai (Italy) beat Tamir Galanov (Russia) 3-2
56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) beat Raffaele Di Serio (Italy) 4-1
64kg Dmitri Polaianski (Russia) beat Wayne Kelly (Ireland) 5-0
69kg Vincenzo Arecchia (Italy) beat Steven Donnelly (Ireland) 3-2
75kg Salavatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Artur Beck (Germany) 5-0
81kg Federico Antonaci (Italy) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 4-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Guido Vianello (Italy) 3-2

Photo Credit: Laszlo Geczo Photography

Joe O'Neill

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