Brendan Irvine claims silver at European Games in Baku

Brendan Irvine
Brendan Irvine

Belfast fighter Brendan Irvine won a fantastic silver medal at the European Games in Baku on Thursday.

Irvine lost the contest on a split decision to Russian Bator Sagaluev.

Irvine was the unanimous winner of the third round but lost 2-1 overall - but it was a great effort from the St Paul’s fighter.

One judge had Irvine the winner by 29-28, while the other two gave Sagaluev the verdict by the same margin.