John Joe Nevin will fight British boxer Luke Campbell for GOLD, the time of the fight is 8:45pm on Saturday.
Mullingar boxer Nevin, has set up a GOLD medal fight with British boxer Luke Campbell after beating Cuban Lazaro Alvarez Estrada 19-14 in a expert display.
Olympic silver medalist Campbell had an easy 20-11 win over Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu, but the Briton knows he won’t get an easy fight against Nevin as they have history – Campbell was lucky to win by a single point in the AIBA World Championships semi-finals last year.
Nevin put on a classy show, leading the first round 5-3 and extended his lead by one going into the final round. It was time for a bit of showboating for the experienced Irish boxer as he went onto win 19-14, and gave us what he called after “The Mullingar shuffle.”
John Joe Nevin is slight favorite to win the fight with the bookmakers.
Earlier it was bad news for Paddy Barnes who lost on a count back 45-44 in a very close encounter.