Thursday, August 14, 2008

Boxing: Egan One Fight Away from Bronze

Irish boxing captain Kenny Egan beat Bahram Muzaffer (Tur) 10-2 to win a place in the light heavyweight quarter-finals. Egan will now fight Washington Silva (Bra) next Tuesday, and if he wins, is guaranteed at least a bronze medal.

The news wasn't so good for Johnny Joyce who went out in the last 16 of the light-welterweight class after a heartbreaking loss to Felix Diaz of the Dominican Republic. The two fighters were tied 11-11 at the end of the bout, but a public warning in the first round lost the Irishman the fight.

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