David Oliver Joyce is out of the World Championships following a 16-11 reversal to Mexican featherweight Oscar Valdez in Milan today.
Joyce, from the St Michael's Athy club, was 6-3 up at the end of the first round.
However, Valdez led 11-10 at the conclusion of the second.
Joyce pulled out all the stops in the third and final round but Valdez withstood a furious onslaught to add another five points to his card.
Ken Egan and Willie McLaughlin will be in action later this afternoon followed by Tipperary heavyweight Con Sheehan this evening.