TWO WINS FOR IRISH IN ARMENIA 9/0526/amateur.html
May 26 2009

Joe Ward and Michael Reilly are just one bout away from at least
bronze medals after winning their last 16 matches at the AIBA World
Junior Championships at the Sports Complex in Yerevan, Armenia today.

But Newry bantamweight Ryan McKeown is out of the tournament after
he was edged out 12-9 by Belzhan Amantayev of Kazakhstan.

However, Moate light middleweight Ward exacted a measure of revenge
when he stopped Denis Rybak of Kazakhstan in the third round.

Immediately before the Ward/Rybak bout, Reilly shaded a thrilling
contest with Manuel Osorio of Puerto Rico, winning the see saw light
welterweight showdown 5-4.

Christy Joyce and Chris Mullally will be involved in last 16 bouts
later on.

Cork flyweight Roy O'Carroll bowed out of the 51-nation World
Championships after he was beaten 16-8 by Cuba's Carrazana Ramirez

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress