OLYMPIC gold medallists Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor were both victorious on Monday (April 11) in their first contests at the European Olympic Qualification Event in Samsun Turkey. See below for all the results from Britain and Ireland so far at the tournament.
On the schedule for Tuesday Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly, who so nearly qualified for Rio 2016 at the World championships, boxes Finland’s Ilari Kujala. GB 75kgs Antony Fowler has his second bout, against Moldova’s Valeri Sirbu. Ireland 60kgs David Olive Joyce boxes Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan and European champion, Welshman Joe Cordina is up against Hungary’s Vazgen Safaryants.
British 81kgs Joshua Buatsi takes on Spain’s Alejandro Camacho Fernandez. 56kgs Qais Ashfaq has his first bout of the competition against Georgia’s Merab Turkadze. Ireland’s Darren O’Neill, up at 91kgs (he was a middleweight at the last Olympics), boxes Sweden’s Gabriel Richards. Lawrence Okolie, GB 91kgs, boxes Roy Korving.
British welter Cyrus Pattinson has a tough bout looming against Arajik Marutjan, Germany.
Results so far for Britain and Ireland:
49: GALAL YAFAI (Britain) outpd Amis Enver (Romania) unan
51: CEIRE SMITH (Ireland) outpd Viginia Barankai (Hungary) unan, NICOLA ADAMS (Britain) outpd Iulia Coroli (Moldova) unan.
52: BRENDAN IRVINE (Ireland) outpd Hamza Touba (Germany) unan, MUHAMMAD ALI (Britain) outpd Nandor Csoka (Hungary) unan.
60: Chantelle Cameron (Britain) outpd by YANA ALEKSEEVNA (Azerbaijan) unan, KATIE TAYLOR (Ireland) outpd Martina Schmoranzova (Czech) unan.
64: DEAN WALSH (Ireland) outpd Erik Agateljan (Czech Republic) unan, LORENZO SOTOMAYOR (Azerbaijan) outpd Walsh split, PAT McCORMACK (Britain) outpd Enock Mwandila Poulsen (Denmark) unan.
69: CYRUS PATTINSON (Britain) outpd Muhammad Abdilrasoon (Finland) unan.
75: ANTONY FOWLER (Britain) outpd Konstantine Khvistani (Georgia) unan, CHRISTINE DESMOND (Ireland) outpd Nouchka Fontijn (Netherlands) maj, Savannah Marshall (Britain) outpd by ERIKA GUERRIER (France) maj
81: JOSHUA BUATSI (Britain) outpd Siarhei Novikau (Belrus) unan.
91: LAWRENCE OKOLIE (Britain) stpd Cristian Constantinov (Moldova) 1st.
91&: DEAN GARDINER (Ireland) outpd Simen Nysater (Norway) unan, JOE JOYCE (Britain) outpd ViktorVykhryst (Ukraine) unan, MAHAMMADRASUL MAJIDOV (Azerbaijan) outpd Gardiner unan.