Amy Broadhurst earned a unanimous decision victory over Russian Anastasiia Beliakova to guarantee herself at least a bronze medal at the European Women's Elite Championships on Wednesday afternoon.

The Dundalk lightweight had too much for the Rio 2016 bronze medallist and 2014 World Elite champion in the 60kg quarter-final and will now face Mira Potkonen in the semi-final.

Finnish fighter Potkonen, 38, famously defeated Katie Taylor at the Rio Games in 2016. She also beat Kellie Harrington en route to gold in the last four of the 2018 European Elites.

Broadhurst, 22, is in ring action in Madrid again on Friday, when she'll look to clinch a place on the final. After today's performance, she'll head for that bout with confidence.

The Dundalk woman controlled the first two rounds and though she tired in the last, a late rally saw her finish on top and get the verdict.

Meanwhile, Cork welterweight Christina Desmond bowed out on a split decision in her welterweight quarter-final against European Games bronze medallist Darima Sandakova of Russia.

Desmond got past Leonie Van Leeuwen of the Netherlands yesterday in convincing fashion but Sandakova deservedly 69kg emerged victorious in today's last-eight battle.