Joe Ward claimed his second world title inside a year with a comfortable victory over Damien Hooper at the AIBA World Youth Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Monday.

The Westmeath teenager, who claimed light middleweight gold at the AIBA World Junior Championships in Armenia last May, beat Australian Hooper to the middleweight crown. Ward won on a scoreline of 6-1 over three, three minute rounds in today's 75kg final.

However, Belfast light flyweight Ryan Burnett had to settle for silver after he lost 9-4 to Salman Alizada of Azerbaijan in the 48kg decider.

Speaking after his win Ward, who along with Burnett has qualified for the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in August, said that he was having difficulty believing that he had just created a unique piece of Irish amateur boxing history.

He said: ‘I still can't believe it and I think it will take a while for it to sink in that I'm a double world champion.

‘I'm thrilled with the win and very proud to be taking home gold for Ireland from this tournament.’

AIBA World Youth Championships: Results.

Last 64 – 25 April:
69kg: Chris Blaney (Ireland) beat Benny Muziyo (Zambia) 10-4

Last 64 – 26 April 26:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) beat Erik Sokolov (Germany) 4-0
60kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) beat Shafiq Asif (England) 10-4

Last 64 & 32 – 27 April:
51kg: Chris Phelan (Ireland) beat Arios Aguero (Dominican Rep) 5-1
64kg: Kieran Forde (Ireland) lost to Zura Mekerishvili (Georgia) 3-3 (count-back)

Last 32:
69kg: Chris Blaney (Ireland) beat Mina Rojas (Ecuador) 6-1
75kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Bekim Vjerdha (Albania) RSC2 (18-1)

Last 32 – 28 April 28:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) beat Manuel Fabrizio (Italy) 3-1
51kg: Chris Phelan (Ireland) lost to Shaban Shahpalangov (Azerbaijan) 6-15
60kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) beat Yunior Boleri (Cuba) 11-3

Last 16 – 29 April 29:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) beat Rober Estrada Barrera (Columbia) 16-4
60kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) beat Mitchell Buckland (Wales) 12-6
69kg: Chris Blaney (Ireland) beat Dongjin Lee (Korea) 7-3
75kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Frankie Sanchez (Cuba) 8-1

Quarter-finals – 30 April:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) beat Mark Anthony Barriga (Philippines) 6-4
60kg: Michael O'Reilly (Ireland) lost to Vikas Krishan (India) 0-8
69kg: Chris Blaney (Ireland) lost to David Lourencio de Costa (Brazil) 2-9
71kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Kyazim Eneev (Russia) 9-6

Semi-finals – 2 May:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) beat Yosvany Soto Veita (Cuba) 5-3
75kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Palacio Carrillo (Columbia) 11-3

Finals – 3 May:
48kg: Ryan Burnett (Ireland) lost to Salman Alizada (Azerbaijan) 4-9
75kg: Joe Ward (Ireland) beat Damien Hooper (Australia) 6-1