Ireland’s European Quarter finalist all weighed in ahead of medal fights

Michael Conlan, Dean Walsh, Adam Nolan and Joe Ward and opponents weighed-in this morning ahead of today’s European Elite Championships quarter-finals in Samokov, Bulgaria.

Conlan tipped the scales at 55.9kg, with Walsh, Nolan and Ward weighing-in at 63.9kg, 68.9kg and 80.7kg.

“All of the boys boys are in top form and looking forward to what will be a very exciting day of boxing,” said Irish head coach Billy Walsh.

Conlan and Walsh will be in the ring at approximately 1.30pm and 2pm. Nolan and Ward will be in action at approximately 6pm and 7pm this evening (Irish times).

The winners of today’s bouts will claim at least bronze and an outright place at October’s AIBA World Elite Championships and Olympic qualifiers in Doha, Qatar.

The top six boxers in each weight class (the semi-finalists and quarter-finalists that lose to the eventual finalists) qualify for Doha.

European Elite Championships 2015

August 7th

Preliminaries (last 32)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) beat Tadas Tamasauskos (Lithuania) 2-1
91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Ireland) beat Delalic Abdulnaser (Bosnia & Herzegovina) 3-0

August 8th (last 32)

69kg Adam Nolan (Ireland) beat Onder Sipal (Turkey) 2-0

August 9th (last 32)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Idris Shakhmonov (Russia) 3-0
91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) lost to Filip Hrgovic (Croatia) 0-3

August 10th (last 16)
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) beat Anthony Brett (France) 3-0
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) beat Florentin Niculescu (Romania) 3-0
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) lost to Evegeny Tischenko (Russia) 0-3

August 11th (last 16)
69kg Adam Nolan (Ireland) beat Radzhab Butaev (Russia) 3-0
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland beat Nikoloz Selchniashvili (Georgia) 3-0

August 12th (Q/Final)
56kg Michael Conlan (Ireland) v Frederik Jensen (Denmark)
64kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) v Nyeki Georgian (Hungary)
69kg Adam Nolan (Ireland) v Pavel Kastramin (Belarus)
81kg Joe Ward (Ireland) v Mikhail Dauhaliavets (Belarus)

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