AmateurHeadline News

Watch the fight that saw Irvine secure his place in Rio 2016

Brendan Irvine defeated Daniel Asenov of Bulgaria in the flyweight box-off for the 31st Olympiad.

The Belfast teen suffered  semi-final defeat to Narek Abgaryan on Friday, but overcame the disappointment to secure passage to Rio by winning a last chance saloon encouther.

Asenov came out guns blazing and took the first round, but with so much at stake the Irvine wasn’t going to be out gunned and came out firing. He pipped the second before winning the third to secure a 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 win.

It’s a fight that will live long in the memory and you can re live below:


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years