Four Irish boxers are due in the ring in Trabzon in Turkey today as the team continues to try to secure places at the London Olympics.

Lightweight David Oliver Joyce is one fight away from claiming his place at the games after a comfortable 22-14 win over German boxer Arthur Bril yesterday.

The St Michael’s Athy clubman will meet Evaldas Petrauskas of Lithuania in the quarter-final today with a place in the Olympics on the line.

Belfast boxer Barnes will meet Stefan Cas-Iarov of Romania, also with a place at the Olympics up for grabs, in the light-flyweight division after stopping his opponent in the second round yesterday.

Adam Nolan and Tommy McCarthy are also back in action today with boxing set to start from 1pm this afternoon.

Joyce is expected in the ring at around 1.30pm, Nolan at about 2.15pm, Barnes at 5.15pm and McCarthy at 7pm.

Negotiations are understood to be continuing in the case of light-heavyweight Joe Ward, who was controversially beaten two days ago.

There are rumours that Ward could receive a wildcard as the Irish Amateur Boxing Association and the Olympic Council of Ireland continue to press for a reprieve.