Boxer Steven Donnelly through to Olympic quarter-finals

Irish boxer Steven Donnelly has won his preliminary round contest at the Rio Olympics today.

The Ballymena welterweight beat Byamba Tuvshinbat of Mongolia in a a split decision, 28-29, 29-28, 27-30 to reach quarter-finals.

Boxer Steven Donnelly through to Olympic quarter-finals

The 27-year-old will face world champion Mohammed Rabii of Morocco on Saturday, with the winner guaranteed of a bronze medal at least.

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