BBC Sport - Darren O'Neill: Irish heavyweight stays on course for Rio Olympics spot

O'Neill stays on course for Rio spot

Kilkenny heavyweight Darren O'Neill wins his opening bout at the European Olympic qualifying event in Turkey.

O'Neill stopped Sweden's Gabriel Richards in the first round of his contest in Samsun.

The Irishman floored Richards twice before another standing count for the Swede quickly ended the contest.

O'Neill now takes on top seed Abdulkadir Abdullayev from Azerbaijan for a semi-finals spot.

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