Walker performs superbly

June 16, 2015

Kurt Walker, the final Irish boxer in action today, was edged out on a split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29) by Nazirov Bakhtovar.

The Russian took the first frame on two of the judges’ cards, and that ultimately proved to be enough to secure victory in a very tight bantamweight three-rounder.

Bakhtovar claimed the second frame 10-9 across the board, but Walker bounced back to take the third by an identical score against an opponent who beat the Ulsterman by a very narrow margin in the quarter-finals of the 2012 Brandenburg Cup.

Kurt boxed superbly and can be very proud of how he performed.

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