Dundalk flyweight Ricky Nesbitt became the fourth and final Irish boxer eliminated in Elista following a semi-final loss to Taiwanese puncher Hong Chuan-Hsun.
Having received a bye into the Last Four, Nesbitt was guaranteed a bronze medal without having thrown a punch but he was unable to upgrade to silver as he was beaten on a unanimous decision by Hong
Nesbitt is the only Irish fighter to medal, with Terry McEntee, Sean Purcell, and Matthew McCole having been eliminated in the quarter-finals.
World University Championships, Elista, Russia
60kg Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU) beat Narek Hovhannisyan (Armenia) 5-0
56kg Sean Purcell (Enniskerry/WIT) lost to Zhorzhik Marutyan (Armenia) 0-5
64kg Matthew McCole (Dungloe/LyIT) lost to Alisa Sharifov (Russia) 0-5
60kg Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU) lost to Min Uulu Siitbek (Kyrgyzstan) 0-4
52KG Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT) lost to Hong Chuan-Hsun (Taiwan) 0-5
52KG Ricky Nesbitt (Holy Family Drogheda/DKIT) Bronze
56KG Sean Purcell (Enniskerry/WIT)
60KG Terry McEntee (Old School/DCU)
64KG Matthew McCole (Dungloe/LyIT)
Team Manager: Paul Geoghegan
Coaches: Derek Ahern, Paddy Gallagher
Photo Credit: Ricardo Guglielminotti – The Fighting Irish (@ThefIrish)