Three Team Ireland boxers are in action in the European Games today, with two making their tournament debut.
50kg Daina Moorehouse is in action for the first time in the tournament after receiving a bye to the last 16. The Enniscorthy fighter is up against Ukraine’s Tetiana Kob in bout 2 of Ring B’s evening session – they’re underway at 5.15 pm, Irish time.
Kob and Moorehouse met as recently as last month with the Ukrainian securing a split decision win over the National Elite Champion.
57kg Michaela Walsh returns for her second bout of the tournament – the Belfast fighter faces Turkey’s Aysen Taksin in the Last 16. They’ll do battle in Ring A’s evening session, in bout 3 scheduled to begin at 5.45 pm, Irish time.
Over in Ring B, in bout 6 at about 7.15 pm, 75kg Aoife O’Rourke will begin her campaign having received a first-round bye. She meets EOC Refugee team member, Cindy Winner Djankeu Ngamba
The European Games is an Olympic Qualification event. A total of 44 places at Paris 2024 are available at these Games. In all weights except 75kg, 51kg and 92kg, a semi-final finish will win qualification. In these three weights, a finals finish is required. 319 boxers, in all, are contesting the tournament.
Bouts will be streamed here