Olympic Dream over for Ray Moylette

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Ray Moylette’s quest to qualify for the Rio Olympic Games ended tonight in Venezuela.

Moylette lost his opening bout in the WSB/APB qualifier in Vargas to Hovannes Bachkov of Armenia.

The Mayo man dropped a close first round and would go on to be outlanded by the Eastern European in the second and third en-route to a unanimous decision (27-30 x3) loss.

The defeat sees Ireland’s final tally of Olympic boxers stay at eight; Paddy Barnes, Brendan Irvine, Mick Conlan, David Oliver Joyce, Katie Taylor, Steven Donnelly, Michael O’Reilly, and Joe Ward.

Photo Credit: Ricardo Giuglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish).

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: [email protected]