BRETT MCGINTY IS off to the World Youth Championships after winning his eighth Irish title this evening.
McGinty stopped 2015 World Junio bronze medallist Paul Ryan in the third round of their welterweight final at the Irish Under-18 Championships in Dublin.
Oakleaf ABC puncher McGinty lost the first round on all three judges’ cards, but dominated the second round, which he took 10-8 across the board.
Ryan, from the Bay City club in Dublin, proved a tricky southpaw for McGinty in a battle of the redheads at the National Stadium.[adrotate group=”38″]
In the third stanza, McGinty laid into Ryan with a series of punishing body shots, ripping into the ribs of Ryan, who was visibly wilting.
After a second standing count, the referee called a halt and McGinty is Irish champion for the eighth time in what was his ninth national decider.
Last year, Ryan won a bronze medal at the AIBA World Junior Championships in St Petersburg, Russia, losing to Dilshodbek Ruzmetov from Uzbekistan on a split decision in a semi-final.
Now, McGinty will be Ireland’s welterweight boxer at this year’s World Youth Championships, also to be held in St Petersburg.[adrotate group=”46″] Tags: