Dungloe light-welterweight Matthew McCole begins his World University Championship bid tomorrow in Russia.
McCole will face Russian boxer Alisa Sharifov in a 64kgs quarter-final in Elista.
L-R: Derek Ahern (Coach), Terry McEntee, Sean Purcell, Ricky Nesbitt, Matthew McCole, Paul Geoghegan (Team Manager).
McCole, a science student at Letterkenny Institute of Technology, is debuting at World University level and is part of a four-man Irish team that competes.
Terry McEntee from DCU is in action today in a preliminary round 60kgs contest against Narek Hovhannisyan (Armenia).
Sean Purcell from WIT will box in a quarter final 56kgs contest against the winner of today’s last 16 battle between Belarus and Armenia.
Ricky Nesbitt will box in the 52kgs semi final on Wednesday against Hong Chuan-Hsun (Chinese Taipei).
McCole won an Irish Third Level Boxing Association title at 64kgs in April.
In June, the Dungloe ABC southpaw, coached by his father, Jim, won gold at the Haringey Box Cup in London.