Kurt Walker has guaranteed at least a bronze medal at the European Union Championships in Valladolid after a comfortable win over Jaroslaw Iwanow this evening.

Walker floored his opponent in the first round and outclassed his Polish opponent throughout the rounds. 

He will join Galway welter Kieran Molloy in Saturday’s semi-finals.

 "I’m very happy.Just working on different stuff. felt good in both my fights," said Walker.

"The next fella has a different style, so I’ll have to sit down with the coaches and work out a plan for him."

Michael Nevin was beaten in his quarter-final in very unfortunately circumstances as his fight with Carl Fail was stopped after two rounds due to cuts from the previous round reopening for the Irish boxer. 

The referee ordered the fight could not continue and the judges awarded the fight to the English boxer on scorecards for two rounds on a split decision. 

"Kurt won 5-0, very dominant. Michael gave it everything. So gutted for this extremely talented boxer," said Irish team manager Stephen Molloy.

Walker meets Georgia’s Artyush Gomtsyun in the semi-finals on Saturday while Molloy faces England’s Pat McCormack. Friday is a rest day at the tournament.