Disappointment in Delhi as Walsh, Smith and O'Rourke knocked out of World Championships
There was good news for Amy Broadhurst, however, as she joined Kellie Harrington in the quarter-finals.
Last Monday, THREE IRISH BOXERS suffered losses at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in New Delhi.
Cavan flyweight, Ceire Smith, was strongly beaten on countback after her last-16 bout against Japan’s Tsukimi Namiki finished in a majority draw. Namiki had a point deducted in the final round for punching behind the head and when it went to the cards, two judges scored the fight 29-27 in Smith’s favour.
But the three others ruled it a 28-28 draw and then ultimately split the tie in Namiki’s favour.
There was a disappointment as well for Aoife O’Rourke whose tournament came to an end with defeat against Lauren Price of Wales. Price, a former European bronze medal star, was the unanimous 5:0 winner on the judges’ cards to progress to the middleweight quarter-finals.
Belfast featherweight Michaela Walsh went out against Alessia Mesiano of Italy by split decision, but Amy Broadhurst had better luck in the lightweight division. The Dundalk native picked up a unanimous decision victory over Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia to book her place in the quarter-finals along with Kellie Harrington, who beat her well.