Belfast fighter Brendan Irvine through in qualifiers in Turkey

Brendan Irvine
Brendan Irvine

Brendan Irvine has got off to a good start at the European Olympic qualifiers in Turkey.

The Belfast fighter beat Germany’s Hamza Touba on a unanimous decision to move into the flyweight quarter-finals.

The St Paul’s fighter needs to come in the top three in Istanbul to be assured of a spot on the Ireland boxing team for Rio.