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Irishwomen Surge Into World Boxing Championships Gold Medal Fight

Irishwomen Surge Into World Boxing Championships Gold Medal Fight
By Luke Delaney

Amy Broadhurst and Lisa O'Rourke have both made the final of the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships after victories in the semifinals today.

The wins for Team Ireland mean that both Broadhurst and O'Rourke become just the third and fourth Irish women to reach this stage after Katie Taylor and Kellie Harrington.

63kg Amy Broadhurst defeated India's Parveem Hooda by a 4-1 split to set up a fight against Algeria's Imane Khelif in the Women's World Championship light welterweight final.

Lisa O'Rourke qualified for the 70kg final after beating Sema Caliskan of Turkey and will face Mozambique's Alcinda Panguane in tomorrow's final.

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How to watch the IBA Women's Boxing World Championship final

The finals will be live streamed on the IBA Women's Boxing World Championships' youtube channel from 4pm Irish time on Thursday.

Amy Broadhurst's fight is fourth on the card while Lisa O'Rourke's is on straight after.

Broadhurst's and O'Rourke's journey to the final

The Louth native beat Croatia's Sara Beram in the round of 32 before overcoming Bulgaria's Sezgin Aslahan Mehmedova and Serbia's Jelena Janicijevic before today's semifinal victory.

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16 May 2022; Amy Broadhurst of Ireland celebrates after victory over Jelena Janicijevic of Serbia in their Light Welterweight 63kg quarter-final bout during the IBA Women's World Boxing Championships 2022 at the Basaksehir Sports Complex in Istanbul, Turkey. Photo by IBA via Sportsfile

Lisa O'Rourke beat Democratic Republic Congo's Mbabi Brigette in the first round before cruising past Dominican' Maria Hernandez Moronta and Ani Hovsepyan of Armenia to guarantee a medal for Team Ireland.

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The 20 year old who has represented Roscommon in GAA is the younger sister of Toyko Olympian Aoife O'Rourke who was sadly knocked out of the World Championships in the previous rounds.

Speaking to Irish Boxing after her U22 National Boxing Championship triumph back in March, O'Rourke spoke about her dreams to box at the 2024 Olympic Games.

"Long term, defintely 2024 (Olympics) is on the cards just like everyone else"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpoB86Eikow

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