Two Irish fighters will be looking to follow Micheal Nevin into the last 32 of the World Championships today.
Kane Tucker and Kiril Afanasev box in the light heavy and heavy classes on Day 2 of the World Men’s Elite Championships in Ekaterinburg.
Belfast’s Tucker meets Kyrgyzstan’s Erkin Adylbek in the 81kg clash and while 91kg fighter Afanasev will look to defeat Australia’s Austin Aokuso in bouts No. 6 and 11.
Boxing begins at 11am (Irish time), according to the program.
Michael Nevin, pictured got Ireland off to a winning start yesterday morning as he beat Modova’s Andrei Vreme.
The Portlaoise BC middleweight won on a unanimous decision – 30-27,30-27,29-28,29-28,29-28.
2019 World Elite Men’s Championships Ekaterinburg, Russia
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) beat Andre1 Vreme (Moldova) 5-0
81kg Kane Tucker (Ireland) v Erkin Adylbek (Kyrgyzstan)
91kg Kiril Afanasev (Ireland) v Austin Aokuso (Australia)
52kg Regan Buckley (Ireland) v Aldoms Suquor (Indonesia)
63kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) v Matthew Alexander (Trinidad & Tobago)
69kg Aidan Walsh (Ireland) v Miroslav Kapuler (Israel)
75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) v Vytautas Balsys (Lithuania)
57kg Kurt Walker v Samuel Kostohurry (France) or David Avila (Columbia)
52kg: Regan Buckley (St Teresa’s)
57kg: Kurt Walker (Canal)
63kg: Wayne Kelly (Portlaoise)
69kg: Aidan Walsh (Monkstown)
75kg: Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)
81kg: Kane Tucker (Emerald)
91kg: Kiril Afanasev (Smithfield)
High-Performnce Director: Bernard Dunne
Head coach: Zaur Antia
Coaches: John Conlan and Eoin Pluck