Mayo boxer crowned world champion

Mayo amateur lightweight Ray Moylett was crowned World Youth 60-Kilo champion in Guadalajara, Mexico last night.

Mayo amateur lightweight Ray Moylett was crowned World Youth 60-Kilo champion in Guadalajara, Mexico last night.

The 18-year-old, from the St Anne's club in Westport, beat his Kazakhstani opponent 3-1 over four rounds to seal an historic victory for Ireland.

Jamie Kavanagh, from the Crumlin Boxing club, was also in action last night, but the talented young Dubliner had to be content with silver after he lost out 7-2 to Frank Izla of Cuba.

Ireland will now be taking home one gold, one silver and two bronze medals for the tournament, courtesy of semi-final finishes for Thomas McCarthy and David Joe Joyce.

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