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Three Irish fighters have World Championship sports confirmed

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) today confirmed the names of the first 30 boxers that have qualified for October’s AIBA World Men’s Elite Championships in Doha, Qatar which is a Rio 2016 qualifier.

Ireland’s Michael O’Reilly, Brendan Irvine and Sean McComb have secured three of the thirty places.

The trio qualify courtesy of winning gold, silver and bronze at the inaugural European Games in Baku in June.

None of the three are with the Irish squad competing at the European Elite Championships, which is also a qualifier for Doha, in Samokov, Bulgaria this week.

“AIBA World Boxing Championships is the most anticipated event of the world boxing calendar and these first confirmed European boxers prove the high level of the future bouts. In total, 260 boxers will compete for a chance to qualify to Rio 2016 and demonstrate the utmost appeal of our sport before hundreds of thousands of TV viewers and fans from all over the world”, said AIBA President Dr Ching-Kuo Wu

Below are the names of boxers who have qualified to AIBA World Boxing Championships Doha 2015 through Baku 2015 European Games:

Men’s Light Fly (46 – 49kg) Brendan IRVIN (IRL)
Men’s Light Fly (46 – 49kg) Muhammed UNLU (TUR)
Men’s Light Fly (46 – 49kg) Dmytro ZAMOTAYEV (UKR)
Men’s Fly (52kg) Vincenzo PICARDI (ITA)
Men’s Fly (52kg) Elvin MAMISHZADA (AZE)
Men’s Fly (52kg) Hamza TOUBA (GER)
Men’s Bantam (56kg) Bakhtovar NAZIROV (RUS)
Men’s Bantam (56kg) Tayfur ALIYEV (AZE)
Men’s Bantam (56kg) Dzmitry ASANAU (BLR)
Men’s Light (60kg) Albert SELIMOV (AZE)
Men’s Light (60kg) Sofiane OUMIHA (FRA)
Men’s Light (60kg) Sean MCCOMB (IRL)
Men’s Light Welter (64kg) Collazo SOTOMAYOR (AZE)
Men’s Light Welter (64kg) Vincenzo MANGIACAPRE (ITA)
Men’s Light Welter (64kg) Viktor PETROV (UKR)
Men’s Welter (69kg) Parviz BAGHIROV (AZE)
Men’s Welter (69kg) Joshua KELLY (GBR)
Men’s Welter (69kg) Yaroslav SAMOFALOV (UKR)
Men’s Middle (75kg) Michael O’REILLY (IRL)
Men’s Middle (75kg) Zoltan HARCSA (HUN)
Men’s Middle (75kg) Xaybula MUSALOV (AZE)
Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) Teymur MAMMADOV (AZE)
Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) Valentino MANFREDONIA (ITA)
Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) Oleksandr KHYZHNIAK (UKR)
Men’s Heavy (91kg) Abdulkadir ABDULLAYEV (AZE)
Men’s Heavy (91kg) Paul OMBA BIONGOLO (FRA)
Men’s Heavy (91kg) Gevorg MANUKIAN (UKR)
Men’s Super Heavy (91+kg) Mahammadrasul MAJIDOV (AZE)
Men’s Super Heavy (91+kg) Tony YOKA (FRA)
Men’s Super Heavy (91+kg) Joseph JOYCE (GBR)


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