Michaela Walsh exits in last 16

June 20, 2015

Belfast bantam Michaela Walsh bowed out of the European Games in Azerbaijan  on a unanimous decision to Russia’s Elena Saveleva.

The London 2012 Olympian won all four rounds to earn a 40-36, 40-36,39-37 unanimous decision. Walsh lost the first frame today, but almost edged the second, the judges leaning in favour of the World bronze medalist on a split in Baku.But Saveleva took rounds three and four across the board to seal victory and book her place in the quarter-finals.“She’s (Saveleva) a very experience opponent and unfortunately it didn’t go our way on the day,” said Irish head coach Billy Walsh.Walsh put up a great fight against a very experienced opponent and she can be very proud of her performance.

Official result here:

http://www.baku2015.com/boxing/event/women-bantam-54kg/match=bxw054402/index.html?intcmp=ev-brackets

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