Donegal boxer Brett McGinty has chalked up another National Boxing title following his success at the National U-18 boxing championship in Dublin at the weekend.
The Derry born boxer (pictured right) who lives in St Johnston and boxes out of the Oakleaf Boxing Club in Derry defeated Jordan Meredith, Glasnevin BC in the 69 kg final at the championship on Saturday, in the National Stadium. McGinty won the fight on a TKO when the fight was stopped in the second round.
He had qualified for the final with a 2-1 win over Michael Nevin from Portlaoise in Friday night’s semi-final.
He had also beaten Jordan Myers, Sligo City Boxing Club in the quarter finals the week before.
Saturday’s triumph brings the highly rated 17-year-olds National Boxing titles tally to seven. He is young enough to contest the U-18 championship again next year.
Meanwhile, there was disappointment at the championship for Dungloe boxers Mark McMonagle and Matthew McCole.
The Dungloe pair who enjoyed good runs in the championship bowed out of the championships in Friday night’s at the quarter finals stage.
McMonagle lost at 56 kg to Nathan May from the Docklands Boxing Club in Belfast and the highly talented McCole lost at 60 kg to Andy McDonagh, St Pauls.
Donegal’s other representative that made it through to the quarter final Paddy McConigley, Letterkenny Boxing Club, also bowed out at the last eight stage. McConigley lost at 81 kg to Brian Kennedy from St Mary’s Boxing Club, Daingean.