Taylor begins defence of her World title tomorrow- Walsh in action too

Michaela Walsh and Katie Taylor will have their first bouts at the 8th AIBA World Women’s Elite Championships in Jeju, Korea tomorrow.

The Belfast and Wicklow pair are in action in the afternoon and evening (South Korea time) sessions in Jeju.

Walsh meets Jamaica’s Sarah Joy Rae in the 15th bout of the afternoon session, which begins at 5am (Irish time).

And Taylor, who is aiming for her 5th successive lightweight title, faces Domica’s Valerian Spicer in the sesond bout in the evening session, which begins at 10am (Irish time).

Both four-rounders are last-32 bouts. Women’s Elite bouts are contested over four, two minute rounds. Please see below attachment for Tuesday’s program.


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

November 17th (last 32)

57kg Joanne Lambe (Ireland) lost to Qiong Lu (China) 0-3

69kg Claire Grace (Ireland) beat Cristina Stanca (Romania) 3-0

November 18th (last 32)

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

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

November 19th (last 16)

69kg Claire Grace (Ireland) v Guluzar Kara (Turkey) (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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