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Nevin secures place at Olympics

Boxing

Cavan boxer John Joe Nevin has secured a place at the Beijing Olympics after defeating Ukranian Maksym Tretyakin 32-16 in Pescara in Italy on Friday.

The 18-year-old bantamweight joins Belfast light flyweight Patrick Barnes who had already booked his place.

Two other Irish boxers were one fight away from a place at the Olympic Games.

John Joe Joyce from Athy lost 25-20 to Romania's Ionut Gheorge at light welter and Ken Egan fell 17-13 to Ramazan Magamedau of Belarus at light heavy.

Holy Trinity's Cathal McMonagle, Darren Sutherland and Ross Hickey all lost at an earlier stage of the qualifying tournament.




see also
Team GB for Beijing
29 Nov 07 |  Team GB
Amateur boxing explained
01 Mar 06 |  Boxing
Boxing jargon guide
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