European Championships: Ireland's Ward wins light heavyweight gold

Joe Ward was in impressive form as he beat Gadzhimagomedov in the Ukraine final
Joe Ward was in impressive form as he beat Gadzhimagomedov in the Ukraine final

Ireland's Joe Ward has won a third European Championship light heavyweight gold medal after defeating Russia's Muslim Gadzhimagomedov in the final.

The 23-year-old from Westmeath beat Gadzhimagomedov on a unanimous 5-0 points decision in the Ukraine decider.

Kurt Walker and Brendan Irvine had to settle for bronze medals after losing their semi-finals on Friday.

Lisburn bantamweight Walker was beaten by Mykola Butsenko while Belfast flyweight Irvine lost to Niall Farrell.

Walker and Irivine were both defeated on a unanimous decision.

Belfast light-welterweight Sean McComb missed out on a bronze medal after losing to England's Luke McCormack in the 64kg division on Wednesday.

McComb suffered a narrow 3-2 split decision loss in the 64kg division.

All four Irish boxers have ensured a place at August's World Championships in Hamburg by virtue of having reached the last 16.

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