Darren O Neill to fight Russia’s Rio 2016 Olympic champion Evgeny Tischenko tonight

Darren O’Neill will renew acquaintances with Russia’s Rio 2016 Olympic champion Evgeny Tischenko at Dublin’s National Stadium tomorrow evening.

Vladimir Nikitin, a bronze medallist at Rio 2016, is also in action for Russia versus Galway lightweight Patrick Mongan.

Darren has beaten Tischenko in the past, but the Russian heavyweight decisioned the Kilkenny southpaw at the 2015 Europeans to level the scoring at 1-1.

Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and Russia meet in a four-day bank holiday Round Robin at the home of Irish boxing.

April 28th


Germany v Italy (+ Ireland and Russia) (5.30pm)

49kg Salah Abrahim (Germany) V Federico Serra (Italy)
51kg Carly McNaul (Ireland) V Roberta Mostarda (Italy)
56kg Dominik Hirsch (Germany) V Raffaele Di Serio (Italy)
60kg Artur Bril (Germany) V Francescco Iozia (Italy)
64kg Robert Harutyunyan (Germany) V Paolo Di Lernia (Italy)
69kg Christian Dezel (Germany) V Vincenzo Arecchia (Italy)
75kg Artur Beck (Germany) V Salvatore Cavallaro (Italy)
81kg Ibragim Bazuev (Germany) V Federico Antonaci (Italy)
91kg Nikolas Weizmann (Germany) V Simone Fiori (Italy)
91+kg Artem Suslenkov (Russia) V Guido Vianello (Italy)

Ireland A v Russia

49kg Blaine Dobbins (Ireland) V Vasili Egorov (Russia)
52kg Brendan Irvine (Ireland) V Vadim Kudriakov (Russia)
56kg Kurt Walker (Ireland) V Bakhtovar Nazirov (Russia)
60kg Patrick Mongan (Ireland) V Vladimir Nikitin (Russia)
64kg Sean McComb (Ireland) V Vitaly Dunaystev (Russia)
69kg Dean Walsh (Ireland) V Sergei Sobylinskii (Russia)
75kg Emmett Brennan (Ireland) V Petr Khamukov (Russia)
81kg Anthony Browne (Ireland) V Georgii Kushitshvii (Russia)
91kg Darren O’Neill (Ireland) V Evgeny Tischenko (Russia)
91+kg Martin Keenan (Ireland) V Ivan Veriasov (Russia)

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.

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