Irish boxer Adam Nolan comfortably outpointed Albanian Alban Beqiri in his first bout at the European Games in Baku this morning.
The 2012 Olympian won the 69kg round of 32 bout 3-0, scoring 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards.
Delighted to get off to winning ways out here in Baku. Through to the last 16 against a tough Italian. Thanks to everyone for well wishes.— Adam Nolan (@AdamNolan12) June 17, 2015
The Wexford weltwerweight will face Italian 21-year-old Dario Morello in the last 16 on Saturday (5pm Irish time).
Portlaoise's Michael O'Reilly was also a comprehensive winner over Croation Sanjin Pol Vrgoc in the 75kg division, beating his opponent 3-0.
O'Reilly meets Montenegrin Emir Sabotic in Sunday's (11.15am) round of 16 bout.
Meanwhile, Ireland's Derek Burnett finished in a tie for eighth of 32 competitors in the men's trap.
Burnett hit 120 of his 125 targets over two days of qualifying but missed out on a place in the semi-finals by two points.
Russia's Alexey Alipov won the gold medal.