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Trio of Irish boxers guaranteed bronze medals at Commonwealth Games

Michaela Walsh, Aidan Walsh and Dylan Eagleson all came through quarter-finals in Birmingham today.

Michaela Walsh.
Michaela Walsh.

Updated Aug 4th 2022, 3:15 PM

IRISH BOXERS MICHAELA Walsh, Aidan Walsh and Dylan Eagleson have secured at least bronze medals at the Commonwealth Games.  

The trio, competing for Northern Ireland, came through their respective quarter-finals in Birmingham today. 

Belfast native Walsh, a Tokyo Olympian, faced Keamogelse Kenosi of Botwsana in the women’s 57kg and claimed the win via unanimous decision, 5-0.

Her semi-final will take place on Saturday.

Michaela’s brother Aidan has also secured at least a bronze medal by qualifying for the semi-finals, beating England’s reigning European champion Harris Akbar in the 71kg class. Walsh earned victory on a 3-2 split decision. 

Bangor teenager Eagleson, meanwhile, came up against Armando Rugoberto Siqauque of Mozambique in the men’s 54kg and also earned a comfortable victory by unanimous decision.

He will meet Scotland’s Michael McHale on Saturday afternoon. 

Elsewhere, Amy Broadhurst (60kg) is due in the ring later this evening. 

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