Ceire Smith wins first fight at Olympic qualifier

It was the perfect start for the Irish Woman’s Boxing team when Ceire Smith easily defeated Veglina Svetlana from Tajikistan.

Smith from Cavan was always in control and the referee had to stop the fight in the third round, she had lead 16-4 going into the final round after winning the first round 9-4.

The flyweight will now box in the next round on Sunday.

Sinead Kavanagh lost her fight this morning and Katie Taylor will not fight until Monday after getting a first round bye.


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