Woe for Michaela Walsh but medals for Aoife O'Rourke and Brendan Irvine

Aoife O'Rourke and Brendan Irvine have guaranteed at least bronze medals
Woe for Michaela Walsh but medals for Aoife O'Rourke and Brendan Irvine

25 February 2021; Michaela Walsh of Ireland, accompanied by coach Zauri Antia, reacts following her defeat to Karina Tazabekova of Russia in their women's lightweight 57kg quarter-final bout during the AIBA Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament at Sofia in Bulgaria. Alex Nicodim/Sportsfile

Aoife O'Rourke and Brendan Irvine have guaranteed at least bronze medals after winning their quarter-final bouts at the Strandja Multi-Nations in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Roscommon's O'Rourke defeated Sennur Demir of Turkey on a split decision in their women's middleweight contest.

While Belfast fighter Irvine stopped Bulgarian Dobromiro Georgieve in the second round of his flyweight fight.

Both now have semi-final bouts to look forward to.

However,  Michaela Walsh lost out to Russia's Karina Tazabekova in their last-eight featherweight contest.

The Belfast woman lost on a split decision with three judges awarding the contest to the Russian.

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