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Irish Amateur Boxing Update

Katie Taylor progressed to the quarter-finals of the 6th AIBA World Championships with an impressive win over Adriana Araujo of Brazil in Barbados last night. But Allana Murphy and Sinead Kavanagh bowed out following last-16 reversals to Turkey and China at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex in Bridgetown. Taylor, who is aiming for her third World title in a row, dominated en route to beating Araujo 20-5..

The 24-year old Bray woman will now meet Anastasia Belyakova of Russia in Wednesday's quarter-final just one bout away from claiming at least bronze - and three bouts away from an historic hat-trick of World titles.

Meantime, Murphy, of the Eastside BC in Belfast, was beaten 21-4 by reigning AIBA World light-welterweight champion Gulsom Tatar of Turkey.

Murphy produced a fine first round and moved to within two points of Tatar early in the second but the Turk pulled away from that point on to book her ticket into the last eight.

Kavanagh, who boxes out of the Drimnagh BC in Dublin, was reinistated in the tournament on Sunday after her last-32 opponent, Wided Younsi of Tunisia, admitted that she had once boxed professionally, a confession which led to her disqualification and suspension.

Consequently, Kavanagh met Chinese middleweight Ll Jinzi in the early hours of this morning. The Drimnagh middleweight found herself 6-2 down at the end of the second round of this 75Kg clash - Jinzi claimed the first frame 2-0 - but scored the only point of the third to reduce the deficit to three points.

However, Jinzi registered the only points of the fourth and final round to advance to the last eight on a 9-3 verdict.


6th AIBA World Women's Championships Results/Draw
(local times apply)

September 10th
51Kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Nilmini Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka) 1-14 (Last 64)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) v Wided Younsi (Tunisia) (Result annulled) (Last 32)

September 11th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Neetu Chahal (India) 12-2 (Last 32)

September 13th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Adriana Araujo (Brazil) 20-5 (Last 16)
64Kg: Allana Murphy (Ireland) lost to Gulsum Tatar (Turkey) 4-21 (Last 16)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Ll Jinzi (China) 3-9 (Last 16)

September 15th (Quarter -finals)
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Anastasia Belyakova (Russia) (afternoon session)


Sinead Kavanagh has been reinstated in the 6th AIBA World Women's Championships in Barbados

The Drimnagh BC middleweight lost out to Wided Younsi of Tunisia at the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex in Bridgetown on Friday night.

However, Younsi admitted after the bout that she once boxed professionally and the result has been annulled.

Additionally, the Tunisian has been suspended and disqualified and Kavanagh will now meet Li Jinzi of China in a last-16 bout on Monday (September 13th) night.

Kavanagh, Katie Taylor, who is targeting her third AIBA World title in a row, and Allan Murphy will all be in action today.

AIBA statement.

"Tunisian boxer Wided Younsi has been suspended and disqualified from the 6th AIBA Women's World Championships, which are currently being held in Barbados.

Younsi confessed that she had participated in a professional boxing match, but signed a written statement to confirm that the Tunisia boxing federation had not been aware of this.

Her victory over Ireland's Sinead Kavanagh at 75kg in the first round is therefore annulled, which means that Drimnagh-based Kavanagh, the Irish National Champion, will now face China's Li Jinzi ."

6th AIBA World Women's Championships Results/Draw
(local times apply)

September 10th

51Kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Nilmini Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka) 1-14 - ( Last 64)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) v Wided Younsi (Tunisia) (Result annulled) (- Last 32)

September 11th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) beat Neetu Chahal (India) 12-2 (Last 32)

September 13th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Adriana Araujo (Brazil) - (afternoon - Last 16)
64Kg: Allana Murphy (Ireland) v Gulsum Tatar (Turkey) - (afternoon-Last 16)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) v Li Jinzi (China) - (evening - Last 16

There was double dissapointment for Ireland at the 6th AIBA World Women's Championships in Barbados last night following preliminary round defeats for Ceire Smith and Sinead Kavanagh.

Cavan flyweight Smith, at 17 the youngest member of the four-strong Irish squad, was beaten 14-1 by Nilmini Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka despite a spirited performance at the Garfield Sobers Gym in Bridgetown.

And Dublin middleweight Kavanagh lost out 14-6 to Wided Younsi of Tunisia.

Younsi was 5-2 up at the end of the first but Kavanagh bravely fought back to level affairs at 6-6 before the conclusion of frame two.

However, the Tunisian kept Kavanagh scoreless whilst adding another eight points to her total in the final two rounds.

Katie Taylor, who is targeting her third World 60Kg title on the trot, meets Neetu Chahal in the last 32 tonight.

The last 32-bout should go ahead between 1am and 2am Sunday morning Irish time

Belfast light-welterweight Allana Murphy will be in action against reigning World champion Gulsum Tatar of Turkey on Monday.

The clash is a repeat of last month's European Union meeting which Tatar won 4-0.

Women's senior bouts are contested over four, two minute rounds.

Please log onto www.aiba.org for all draw sheets.

Log onto www.iaba.ie


6th AIBA World Women's Championships Results/Draw(local times apply)

September 10th

51Kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) lost to Nilmini Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka) 1-14 - ( Last 64)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) lost to Wided Younsi (Tunisia) 6-14 - (- Last 32)

September 11th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Neetu Chahal (India) - (evening- Last 32)

September 13th:
Allana Murphy (Ireland) v Gulsum Tatar (Turkey) - (afternoon-Last 16)

Irish squad 6th AIBA World Women's Championships Barbados September 6th/19th
Team Manager: Stephen Connolly

Director of Boxing: Dominic O'Rourke

Coaches: Peter Taylor & Zuar Antia

Referee&Judge: Fionna Hennigan

51Kg (Flyweight) Ceire Smith (Cavan BC)

60Kg (Lightweight) Katie Taylor (Bray BC)

64Kg (Light-welterweight) Allana Murphy (Eastside, Belfast)

75Kg (Middleweight) Sinead Kavanagh (Drimnagh)

Cavan flyweight Ceire Smith and Dublin middleweight Sinead Kavanagh will get Ireland's campaign at the 6th AIBA World Women's Championships underway in Barbados today.

Smith meets Nilmini Jayasinghe of Sri Lanka in a last 64 bout, and Kavanagh, from the Drimnagh BC, faces Wided Younsi of Tunisia in a last 32 meeting at the Garfield Sobers Gymnasium.

Local times apply. Barbados is five hours behind Ireland.

Katie Taylor, who is targeting her third World 60Kg title on the trot, meets Neetu Chahal in the last 32 on Saturday.

Belfast light-welterweight Allana Murphy will be in action against reigning AIBA World champion Gulsum Tatar of Turkey on Monday.

The clash is a repeat of last month's European Union meeting which Tatar won 4-0.

Women's senior bouts are contested over four, two minute rounds.

Please log onto www.aiba.org for all draw sheets.

Log onto www.iaba.ie

6th AIBA World Women's Championships Draw
(local times apply)

September 10th

51Kg: Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Nilmini Jayasinghe (Sri Lanka) - (afternoon - Last 64)
75Kg: Sinead Kavanagh (Ireland) v Wided Younsi (Tunisia) - (evening - Last 32)

September 11th
60Kg: Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Neetu Chahal (India) - (evening- Last 32)

September 13th:
Allana Murphy (Ireland) v Gulsum Tatar (Turkey) - (afternoon-Last 16)

Article posted on 12.09.2010



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