Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Disappointment in Istanbul for Aoife O’Rourke

County Roscommon boxer Aoife O’Rourke has seen her World Championship title bid end following a split decision defeat at the hands of American boxer Naomi Graham in the last hour.

The Castlerea woman took to the ring this afternoon for her first fight at the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships 2022 in Istanbul.

Graham defeated O’Rourke in the semi-finals of the Strandja tournament in 2021 and won today’s bout on a split decision. The American boxer will go on to face Tammara Thibeault of Canada on Saturday.

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