An Ireland team, which benefitted from two walkovers, claimed a 4-3 win over France tonight at the National Stadium to bring the curtain down on Day 2 of the Dublin International Round Robin.
Kurt Walker and Patrick Mongan, who beat Russian lightweight Vladimir Nikitin last night, dropped unanimous decisions to Jordan Rodriguez and Rio 2016 silver medallist Sofiane Oumiha.
But Sean McComb recorded his second victory inside 24 hours over Wahlid Hambi at light-welter.
Darren O’Neill bounced back from last night’s narrow reversal – a 3-2 split – to Russian Olympic heavy champion Evgeny Tischenko with a convincing victory over Rio Olympian and European U22 champion Paul Omba Biongolo in the final bout on the card.
Brendan Irvine and Dean Walsh were slated for action tonight but their Russian and French opponents withdrew because of injuries.
Earlier in the day an Italian team defeated Russia 6-5. In this match, Offaly’s Grainne Walsh defeated Italian Assunta Canfora
Boxing resumes at 10am tomorrow morning.
Ireland v France
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) W/O
56kg Jordan Rodriguez (France) beat Kurt Walker (Ireland) 5-0
60kg Sofiane Oumiha (France) beat Patrick Mongan (Ireland) 5-0
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) beat Wahlid Hambi (France) 5-0
69kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) W/O
81kg Diabira Mamadou (France) beat Michael Frayne (Ireland) 5-0
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Paul Omba Biongolo (France) 5-0
Russia V Italy
49kg Federico Serra (Italy) beat Vasil Egorov (Russia) 4-1
52kg Manuel Cappa (Italy) beat Slava Tahrarakov (Russia) 4-1
51kg Roberta Mastarda (Italy) beat Houriha Djalat (France) 4-1
75kg Grainne Walsh (Ireland) beat Assunta Canfora (Italy) 5-0
56kg Rafaele Di Serio (Italy) beat Nazir Balaey (Russia) 3-2
60kg Gabil Mamedov (Russia) beat Guiseppe Canonico (Italy) 5-0
60kg Tesa Irma (Italy) beat Flora Pili (France) 5-0
69kg Sergei Subylinsky (Russia) beat Vincenzo Areccnia (Italy) 4-1
75kg Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy) beat Dimitry Vesterenro (Russia) 4-1
81kg Georgi Kushitshv (Russia) beat Federico Antonaci (Italy) 5-0
91kg Evgeny Tischenko (Russia) beat Simone Fiori (Italy) 3-2
The current standings are now:
1 – Italy – 4 points (15 wins, 7 losses)
2 – Ireland B – 4 points (10 wins, 7 losses)
3 – Ireland A – 4 points (10 wins, 8 losses)
4 – Russia – 0 points (10 wins, 12 losses)
5 – France – 0 points (4 wins, 6 losses)
6 – Germany – 0 points (5 wins, 13 losses)