Amy Broadhurst has stormed into the quarter-finals of the Women's World Boxing Elites in India, and is now just one win short of a bronze medal.

The Dundalk lightweight brought some joy to the Irish team after what had been a disappointing day up to that point, as she scored a unanimous decision win over Armenian Ani Hovsepyan.

She now joins Kellie Harrington in the last eight while there was disappointment earlier on Monday for Michaela Walsh, Céire Smith and Aoife O’Rourke, who all bowed out in their last-16 bouts.

Belfast Featherweight Walsh lost out to Italy's Alessia Mesiano via split decision after failing to make a real impact across the three rounds in India.

Mesiano held a slight edge over Walsh from the outset, although the Belfast fighter had impressive flashes too, particularly from a defensive standpoint.

But it was the Italian who seemed more comfortable, throwing out some threatening combinations while Walsh did well to avoid shipping any major blows.

Meanwhile, Smith was first into the ring on Monday and lost to Japan’s Namiki Tukimi on a 3-2 split decision after it went back to the judges following a majority draw.

Three of the judges scored the fight 28-28 with two more having it 29-27 to the Cavan flyweight, but they sided with Tukimi, who received a public warning for punching Smith in the back of the head in the third round.

Middleweight O’Rourke lost to Wales’ Lauren Louise Price on a unanimous decision.