Defeat for Donna in Kazakhstan

BOXING

Defeat for Donna in Kazakhstan

There was World Boxing Championship disappointment for Twin Towns boxer Donna Barr at the Elite World Boxing Championships in Kazakhstan at the weekend.

Strabane native Barr lost to Kim Klavel from Canada at 48 kg in the last 32 of the Championships on Saturday, in what was her first fight at the event. Klavel won the fight 3-0.

Meanwhile, there was also disappointment at the Championships for former Finn Valley boxer Austeja Auciute. The nine time Irish champion, fighting in the colours of her native Lithuania, lost to Irish boxer Kelly Harrington from Glasnevin in Dublin at 75kg. Harrington won the fight 3-0.