JUNE 19 IABA Press Release
Willie McLaughlin – with his second victory in 24-hours – made it seven wins from seven for Ireland at the European Championships with a 20-14 decision over Croatian welterweight Borna Katalinic in Turkey this afternoon.
The Illies Golden Gloves Donegal club-man will now meet Zaal Kvachatadze of Georgia in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.
Earlier, Belfast flyweight Michael Conlon produced a stunning final round to beat 2006 AIBA World Cadet champion Khalid Yafai of England 19-10.
Conlon shared the first round 3-3 with the 2008 Olympian and 2010 European silver medalist before shading the second frame 6-5.
However, the St John Bosco BC ace ran away with the third and final round to set up a quarter-final with Italy’s Vincenzo Picardi on Tuesday. Tuesday’s last eight clash will be Conlon’s 8th senior fight and a win will guarantee him at least bronze.
McLaughlin will also be guaranteed bronze if he records his third victory on the trot on Tuesday.
Michael McDonagh, Darren O’Neill and Con Sheehan will be between the ropes later this afternoon and evening.
2011 European Senior Championships Ankara, Turkey
June 17th (Preliminary)
64Kg: Ray Moylette (St Anne’s) beat Subhi Amara (Israel) RSC2
June 18th (Preliminary)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) beat Pavlo Ischenko (Ukraine) 19-13
69Kg: Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG) beat Stephen Banyo (Holland) 12-8
91Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) beat Levan Guledani (Georgia)
91+Kg: Cathal McMonagle (Holy Trinity) beat Mane Marceta (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 15-15 c/b 75/74
June 19th (Preliminary)
52Kg: Michael Conlon (St John Bosco) beat Khalid Yafai (England) (Last 16) 19-10
60Kg; Michael McDonagh (St Mary’s) v Valodymyr Matvichuk (Ukraine)
69Kg: Willie McLaughlin (Illies GG) beat Borna Katalinic (Croatia) (Last 16) 20-14
75Kg: Darren O’Neill (Paulstown) v Denis Radovan (Germany)
91Kg: Con Sheehan (Clonmel) v Abdulkhamid Nurmagomedov (Russia) (Last 16)
June 20th (Last 16)
56Kg: John Joe Nevin (Cavan) v Nikoloz Izoria)
64Kg: Ray Moylette (St Anne’s) v Ljubomir Marjanvic (Serbia)
81Kg: Joe Ward (Moate) v Ainar Karlson (Estonia)
91+Kg; Cathal McMonagle (Holy Trinity) v Anthony Joshua (England)