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London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan begins title defence with win

Updated: Saturday, 22 Feb 2014 22:11 | Comments

Adam Nolan is through to the next round at the National Elite Championships
Adam Nolan is through to the next round at the National Elite Championships

London 2012 Olympian Adam Nolan opened his title defence with a last-eight win over Brian Brosnan at the National Elite Championships at Dublin’s National Stadium on Saturday night.
 
The Wexford-born southpaw, who boxes out of the Bray BC, earned a unanimous decision over the Galway welterweight.
 
Multiple Elite champion Con Sheehan progressed at the expense of Jason Barron tonight, while his Clonmel BC stable-mate Dean Gardiner KO’d Dennis Boriskins in the first round.
 
Former European champion Ray Moylette and ex-EU champion David Oliver Joyce progressed to the semi-finals.
 
Moylette showed his class in a fiery encounter with the durable Sean Montgomery and David Oliver Joyce was involved in a tough three-rounder with 2011 European Youth bronze medallist Joe Fitzpatrick.
 
Defending lightweight champion Sean McComb bounced back from dropping the first round to Declan Geraghty to earn a unanimous decision.
 
Dean Walsh beat Ciaran Bates in one of the bouts of the day, and Rohan Date edged out Noel Murphy on a split decision in an all Munster 64kg three-rounder.
 
The Elite Championships semi-finals will be decided at the National Stadium next Friday and Saturday.

Boxing begins at 7pm on both nights.
 

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