Ulster side beat Germany TWICE during successful trip

An Ulster select are en-route home today following a training camp in Germany that featured two fight nights, and two wins, against their hosts.

The team trounced Germany 6-1 in Heidelberg on Saturday November 17th before following this up with a 5-2 win on Friday just gone.

The Ulster line-up included last year’s Irish u22 champ Dylan Duffy at lightweight, Ulster middleweight runner-up Fearghus Quinn, Irish Elite runner-up Caoimhin Ferguson at light welter, underage star Kane Tucker at light heavy, big man Dee Sullivan at heavy and two guests – Dubliner Jordan Moore at bantam and Samoan light heavyweight Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali, a Commonwealth silver medallist that has been training with the team the past month.

On night one there were unanimous decision wins for Moore, Duffy, Ferguson, Tucker, Plodzicki-Faoagali, and Sullivan against a split-decision loss for Quinn.

On night two there were wins for Duffy, Quinn, Plodzicki-Faoagali, Tucker, and Sullivan, while Moore and Ferguson lost out to reigning German champions Hamza Touba and Wladislaw Baryshnik respectively.

Tucker’s win was, especially, impressive. The Newry 18-year-old defeated young German star Oronzo Birardi, avenging a previous defeat to the European Junior champion last year.

Ulster Elite Senior Team
56kg: Jordan Moore (Glasnevin)
60kg: Dylan Duffy (Pegasus)
64kg: Caoimhin Ferguson (Clonard)
75kg: Fearghus Quinn (Carnlough)
81kg: Kane Tucker (Holy Family GG)
81kg: Ato Plodzicki-Faoagali (Samoa)
91kg: Dee Sullivan (Emerald)
Coaches: John Conlan, Damien Kennedy


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Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie