Congrats to Irish Boxing!

Ireland’s been shut out of the medals so far, but their 5 boxers have done extraordinarily well. Of the 5 who are in, all won their first bouts, Three are onto the medal rounds, and two were ousted in the round of 16, both in very close contests. I enjoy amateur fighting (professional fighting is just too much anymore), having done some amateur Karate Tournaments back in Colorado, so I know about the training involved for point-based fighting, and how tough it is.

Here are the competitors:

Paddy Barnes, in the light flyweight category, is in the semis after handily beating two opponents.

Kenny Eagan is into the semis of the light heavyweight, winning three contests, pulverizing his opponents (at least in points). Come on, 22-2? Way to go, Kenny!

Johnny Joyce, light welterweight, won his first bout, then lost an even-point decision to Felix Diaz.

John Joseph Nevin, bantamweight, won his first match, only to lose to a resilient Mongolian.

Darren John Sutherland, middleweight, beat Nabil Kassel by TKO in the first round, and tries to advance to the medal round with his next match tomorrow morning. Go DJ! UPDATE: Darren’s on to the semi’s where he’s going to battle giant-killer, and English, boxer James Deagle, who defeated favorite Bakhtiyar Artayev. Deagle’s already talking smack: “with the skill I’ve got, I should beat him every day.” Go get ’em, DJ.

And for all the ladies out there, here’s pictures of the handsome blokes:

Paddy Barnes

Paddy Barnes

Darren Sutherland

Darren Sutherland

Ken Egan

Ken Egan

John Joseph Joyce

John Joseph Joyce

John Joe Nevin

John Joe Nevin


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

About Me

My name is Doc. Welcome to my blog. If you're visiting from another blog, add me to your blogroll (and I'll happily reciprocate). I have a Ph.D. in Chemistry and live in Wisconsin. If you have any questions, feel free to email me. My email is docattheautopsy at gmail. (No linking to deflate the incredible spam monsters).



World Temp Widget

Blog Stats

  • 131,633 hits

RSS The Autopsy

The Autopsy

%d bloggers like this: