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At least bronze for three Irish boxers at AIBA World Junior Championships in Kiev

Updated: Friday, 13 Sep 2013 11:46 | Comments

Three Irish boxers will come home with at least bronze from Ukraine
Three Irish boxers will come home with at least bronze from Ukraine

Kieran Molloy, Sean Conroy and Willie Donoghue will all take home at least bronze medals from the AIBA World Junior Championships in Kiev, Ukraine.

The Irish trio won their quarter-finals bouts to book their tickets into Saturday’s semi-finals at the 57-nation tournament.

But Irish skipper John Joyce bowed out on a split decision to Korea’s Byeonghee Jang.

Molloy, Conroy and Donoghue earned unanimous decisions over Australia’s Joshua McKay, Uzbekistan’s Bakhronjon Fozilov and Georgii Ivanov of the Ukraine.

Quarter-final results

48kg Willie Donoghue (Ireland) beat Georgii Ivanov (Ukraine) 3-0

60kg Kieran Molloy (Ireland) beat Joshua McKay (Australia) 3-0

63kg John Joyce (Ireland) lost to Byeonghee Jang (Korea) 1-2

75kg Sean Conroy (Ireland) beat Bakhronjon Fozilov (Uzbekistan) 3-0

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