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Irish Boxing's Rising Star Walker Wins Gold Medal In Minsk After Superb Showing

Irish Boxing's Rising Star Walker Wins Gold Medal In Minsk After Superb Showing

A brilliant performance from Irish boxer Kurt Walker saw him secure a gold medal to become European Games champion at bantamweight in Minsk.

It was a remarkable result after a sensational showing from Walker, who beat both the number one and number two seed on his way to the top of the podium.

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The Lisburn native and close friend of Michael Conlan was comfortably awarded a unanimous decision against Ukrainian Mykola Butsenko. In the red colours, he commanded centre ring and got his shots off first throughout the opening two rounds, displaying some great cross and lead shots on his way to the win.

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It caps a superb week for team Ireland and a nice bounce-back after today's earlier disappointment which saw Kellie Harrington withdraw from her final due to a hand injury.

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