Sheehan advances to next round

By Jonny Stapleton

ROY  Sheehan made it two wins from two World Championship fights for the Irish team in the Baku earlier this morning.

The three time Elite Senior Champion  beat  Carl Hield of the Bahamas 15-10 to advance to the last 32.

The St Michael’s, Athy welterweight, a gold medal winner at the 2007 EU Championships, had to come from behind after he lost the first round 3-4.

However the fighter who has suffered terrible hand injuries over the last number of years found his rhythm in the second winning the penultimate innings 8-3 before going on win the last round 4-3.

The Kildare will face either Borna Katalinic of Croatia or Cheng Chin Su of Chinese Taipei in a last-32 bout on Sunday.

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