By IABA Press Officer Bernard O’Neill
Dean Gardiner has received a walkover at the National Elite Championships.
The Tipperary super-heavy, the defending champion, was due to meet Damien Sullivan in the 91kg+ semi-final on Friday evening.
But the Clonmel BC man, who was selected by the World Series of Boxing side Puerto Rico Hurricanes in the foreign boxers draft in Switzerland this week, now awaits the winner of Saturday’s clash between Thomas Carty and Constantin Popivicu.
The last-four of the Elite Championships will be decided this Friday and Saturday to pave the way for the December 11th finals. Boxing begins at 7.30pm on both nights.
Semi-final – and one quarter-final – weigh in times – 8am to 9am and 12pm to 1pm on Friday and Saturday.
The Men’s Elite Championships is proudly sponsored by the Irish Daily Star.