Amy Broadhurst became the fourth Irish boxer to advance to the last 16 at the World Elite Championships in Siberia, after an impressive victory against Germany's opponent Maya Kleinhans.

The Dundalk fighter came through on an unanimous decision in the lightweight division, and she joins Michaela Walsh (featherweight), Ceire Smith (flyweight), and Christina Desmond (welterweight) in winning their opening bouts.

Broadhurst's backhand was the key to victory in today’s all southpaw battle versus the tall and rangy German, with the Irish European U/22 champion finding the target with the more solid punches in all three rounds of a tight and tactical contest.

Broadhurst, who was congratulated by German coach Eddie Bolger who was working Kleinhans’ corner today, will meet Poland’s former World Youth champion Aneta Rygielska on Wednesday for a place in the quarter-finals.