BRETT MCGINTY’S dreams of a European Youth medal are over following a narrow defeat by Gurgen Madoyan.
Armenian Madoyan had the edge in a closely-fought welterweight quarter-final in Anapa, Russia, ending McGinty’s hopes of landing a nugget.
McGinty and Madoyan are familiar opponents, having met in a European Schoolboys Championship quarter-final in 2012, a contest won 19-12 on points by the Deele College student.
This afternoon, back in Anapa, Madoyan exacted his revenge on the Oakleaf ABC puncher.
Madoyan came into it in impressive mode, having stopped Bulgaria’s Georgiev Buzmov Asat in the second round of their last 16 meeting.[adrotate group=”57″]
McGinty went to Anapa in scintillating form, and this is the first time he’s lost a fight since he claimed a silver medal at the 2015 Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa.
Yesterday, McGinty was a comprehensive winner against Hungarian Laszlo Kozak, taking the verdict of all three judges in his quarter-final bout.
But the tricky Madoyan proved a bridge too far, even if McGinty did look liked he’d had his nose in front at the close of the first and third stanzas, with a storming left hook at the end of the third one of his highlights.
But when the sums were totted, it was the hand of Madoyan hoisted and he know moves into a semi-final against Russian Vartkez Andreasyan.
McGinty’s Ireland team-mates Terry McEntee and Oliver McCarthy have assured themselves of at least bronze medals.
Monaghan’s McEntee defeated Hungary’s Istvan Szaka at 52kgs and Cork’s McCarthy overcame Asseme Nauali of Finland at 60kgs.[adrotate group=”38″] Tags: