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Ireland's David Joyce wins third successive European gold

The St Michael’s Athy lightweight defeated Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan in a unanimous decision.

David Joyce wears his gold medal on the podium.
David Joyce wears his gold medal on the podium.
Image: IABA

DAVID JOYCE SECURED his third successive European Union Elite Championships gold medal in Sofia today.

The St Michael’s Athy lightweight defeated Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan in a unanimous decision on a historic day for Irish boxing.

However, there was no joy for Darren O’Neill and Michael O’Reilly who lost out in split decisions against Italy’s Valentino Manfredonia and France’s Christian Ossomo in the light-heavy and middleweight finals respectively.

Overall, Ireland’s nine-man squad take home one gold, two silvers and one bronze from the event.

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