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Quigley guarantees Ireland second bronze in Russia

The Donegal middleweight was victorious in his quarter-final bout at the European U23 Championships this morning.

Quigley (file photo).
Quigley (file photo).
Image: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

IRELAND SECURED A second medal at the European U23 Boxing Championships today thanks to Jason Quigley.

The Donegal native, competing in the middleweight class, saw off Victor Carapchevschii oif Moldova with  12-9 win in Russia, meaning he is now guaranteed at least a bronze.

The 21-year-old joins Irish team-mate Hugh Myres in Monday’s semi-finals after the light-flyweight progressed past French southpaw Ory Georges yesterday.

Things didn’t go as well for Declan Geragthy, who was beaten 17-7 by Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin in the bantamweight quarter-final.

“Jason boxed very well and he won all three rounds against a tough opponent today and we’re delighted to have another boxer through to the semi-finals,” Irish team manager John Finn told IABA.ie.

“Declan did well for the first two rounds, but the Russian came back very strong in the third.”

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Ireland have one more fighter competing today – Mark O’Hara begins his quarter-final around 3pm Irish time.

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