JOE WARD (Moate) had a word of warning for Kenny Egan on Saturday night after he comprehensively outpointed former world youths bronze medallist Davy Joe Joyce (St. Michael’s, Athy) in the semi-finals of the national senior championships to qualify for the finals.
WITH his nine successive national senior titles secured and his place in the history books assured, Olympic silver medallist Kenneth Egan will step outside the comfort zone of domestic boxing tonight to take on Fiju Shabazz when Ireland host the United States at the National Stadium (7.30pm).
JOHN JOE NEVIN, who was named the Irish Examiner National Junior Sport star for boxing on Wednesday, secured automatic qualification for the Olympic Games with a spectacular victory over Marksym Tretyak from the Ukraine at the qualifying tournament in Pescara yesterday.
CATHAL McMONAGLE was rewarded for perseverance last night when the referee stopped his super heavyweight contest with 30 seconds remaining to send him through to tomorrow’s quarter final stages of the European Union boxing championships at the National Stadium.
KENNETH EGAN took just 22 seconds to claim his seventh successive national senior title — his fifth at light heavyweight — and he immediately turned his attentions to qualification for next year’s Olympic Games after overwhelming Willie Mitchell in what was the mismatch of the night at the national senior championship finals at the National Stadium last night.
DAVID OLIVER JOYCE is poised to become the star of the multi-nations boxing tournament in Ballybunion following another spectacular performance at the Tintean Theatre yesterday when he outpointed a teak tough Welshman, Matthew Edmonds, for a place in tonight’s finals.