OLYMPICS: Ireland’s Steven Donnelly through to quarter-finals in Rio

Steven Donnelly (left) in action for Ireland
Steven Donnelly (left) in action for Ireland

Ireland and Ballymena’s Steven Donnelly is through to the quarter-finals of the Welterweight division in Rio

The All Saints boxer seeing off Mongolia’s Tuvshinbat Byamba on points.

After a frantic first round, Donnelly led on two of the three judges cards.

The second round went the same way for Donnelly as both fighters gave it their all.

Bur Donnelly holds on in the third to make it through to the next round.

Donnelly also impressed on his Olympic debut last Sunday after recording a convincing victory over Algeria’s Zahir Kedache.

No Irish boxers are in action Friday, but the team are facing into a busy weekend with Brendan Irvine, Michael Conlan and Katie Taylor out on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.