BBC Sport - Westmeath boxer Joe Ward aims for European Championships title hat-trick
Ward aims for European title hat-trick
- From the section Boxing
Westmeath boxer Joe Ward says a third European Championships gold medal would be "very special" after the Irishman reaches the final of the light-heavyweight division in Ukraine.
Ward beat Italian Valentino Manfredonia on a unanimous decision in the light-heavyweight semi-finals in Kharkiv on Friday.
"He was a very awkward opponent and it wasn't the prettiest but I was always in control and a win's a win," said Ward, who was also optimistic about the futures of Ireland team-mates Brendan Irvine and Kurt Walker.