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International Round Robin tournament teams named for National Stadium

By Michael O’Neill

Cork’s own Christina Desmond (Ireland) will meet Assunta Canfora (Italy) at 75kg welterweight in the first session of the weekend’s Round Robin with France, Germany, Italy and Russia at Dublin’s National Stadium on Friday afternoon., according to a provisional timetable issued by IABA.

Dubliner George Bates will face French lightweight Sofiane Oumiha  in the men’s 60kg on the same bill.

Oumiha, who is ranked No. 4 in the world by AIBA, claimed silver at the Rio Olympics last August.

Hopefully there will be a sizeable crowd at the South Circular Road venue to see some of Ireland future stars in action over the weekend.

Ireland will use two welterweights in Friday’s early session, with European Elite and World Youth bronze medallists Christina Desmond in against Italy and France. Sparticus’ Tulllamore’s Grainne Walsh will also wear the Irish vest with pride at middleweight.

Sadly neither the Russians nor the Germans are fielding a women’s team though a strong Italian squad will include their champion and Olympian Irma Testa.

Rio Olympian Steven Donnelly meets Russia’s Artem Zaitsev.

Boxing begins at 2.30pm Friday. Admission, payable at the door, is €10 for adults and €5 for children (U/14) each day.

International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin – provisional bouts:

April 28th

Ireland v France (+ Russia and Italy) 2.30pm

49kg Conor Jordan (Ireland) V Tamir Galanov (Russia)

75kg Christina Desmond (Ireland) V Assunta Canfora (Italy)

56kg Stephen McKenna (Ireland) V Jordan Rodriguez (France)

60kg George Bates (Ireland) V Sofiane Oumiha (France)

64kg Wayne Kelly (Ireland) V Wahlid Hambli (France)

69kg Steven Donnelly (Ireland) V Artem Zaitsev (Russia)

75kg Michael Nevin (Ireland) V Bengoro Bamba (France)

81kg Michael Frayne (Ireland) V Diabira Mamadou (France)

91kg Ken Okungbowa (Ireland) V Paul Omba Biongolo (France)

91+kg Dean Gardiner (Ireland) V Djamili Dini Aboudou Moinze (France)

International Elite Round Robin National Stadium Dublin


April 28th

Ireland B v France (2.30pm)

Germany v Italy (5.30pm)

Ireland A v Russia

April 29th

Ireland B v Germany (11am)

Russia v Italy (3pm)

Ireland A v France (7pm)

April 30th (10am)

Ireland A v Germany

Russia v France

Ireland B v Italy


Ireland A


49kg Blaine Dobbins (St Josephs, Derry)

52kg Brendan Irvine (St Pauls)

56kg Kurt Walker (Canal)

60kg Patrick Mongan (Olympic)

64kg Sean McComb (Holy Trinity)

69kg Dean Walsh (St Josephs/St Ibars)

75kg Emmett Brennan (Glasnevin)

81kg Anthony Browne (St Michaels, Dublin)

91kg Darren O’Neill (Paulstown)

91kg+ Martin Keenan (Rathkeale)


51kg Carly McNaul (Ormeau Road)

60kg Kellie Harrington (Glasnevin)

75kg Christina Desmond (Fr Horgan’s)

Ireland B


49kg Connor Jordan (St Aidans)

52kg Thomas McCarthy (Brian Dillons)

56kg Stephen McKenna (Old School)

60kg George Bates (St Marys)

64kg Wayne Kelly (Ballynacargy)

69kg Stephen Donnelly (All Sainst)

75kg Michael Nevin (Portlaoise)

81kg Michael Frayne (St Marys)

91kg Ken Ogunkbowa (Athlone)

91kg+ Dean Gardiner (Clonmel)


51kg —

60kg —

75kg Grainne Walsh (Sparticus)



49kg None

52kg None

56kg Jordan Rodriquez

60kg Sofiane Oumiha

64kg Wahid Hambli

69kg None

75kg Bengoro Bamba

81kg Diabira Mamadou or Leonardo Mosquea Jimenez

91kg Djamili Dini Aboudou Moindze


51kg Houria Djalout

60kg Flora Pili

75kg None


49kg Salah Ibrahim

52kg None

56kg Dominik Hirsch

60kg Artut Bril

60kg Robert Harutyunyan

64kg Arten Harutyunyan

69kg Christian Dezel

75kg Artur Beck

75kg Brian Hellwig

81kg Ibragim Bazuev

91kg Nikolas Weizmann

91kg+ None

Women: None



49kg Serra Fedrico

52kg Cappai Manuel

56kg Di Serio Raffaele

60kg Iozia Francesco (reserve Canonico Giuseppe)

64kg Di Learnia Paolo

69kg Arecchia Vincenzo

75kg Cavallaro Salvatore

81kg Antonaci Fedrico

91kg Fiori Simone

91kg+ Vianello Guido


51kg Mostarda Roberta

60kg Testa Irma

75kg Canfora Assunta



49kg Vassili Egorov

52kg Vadim Kudriakov

56kg Bakhtovar Nazirov

60kg Vladimir Nikitin

60kg Gabil Mamedov

64kg Vitaly Dunaytsev

69kg Sergei Sobylinski

75kg Petr Khamuko

81kg None

91kg Evgeny Tischenko

91kg Ivan Veriasov

Women: None

Russia 2


49kg Tamir Galanov

52kg Viachelslav Tashkarakov

56kg Nazir Balaev

64kg Aital Doakonov

64kg Dmitrii Polianskii

69kg Arten Zaitsev

75kg Dmitrii Nesterov

81kg Georgii Kushitashvili

91kg Ilia Kvasnikov

91kg+ Arten Suslenkov

Women: None

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