Walker comes good in Dublin to claim his first SeniorTitle against Higginson

Kurt Waler (right) won in Dublin
Kurt Waler (right) won in Dublin

Kurt Walker got his hands on his first Irish Senior Elite title at the National Stadium in Dublin last night.

The Canal Club in Lisburn beating St John Bosco’s Sean Higginson Walker wins 30-27, 30-26, 30-27 on the scorecards.

Walker had beaten Higginson twice in their other two meetings, so last night’s win gave him a hat-trick of wins against his rival.

Both fighters boxed well during the three rounds but Walker just had too much for the game Higginson on the night, to get his hands on the bantamweight title.

“I am delighted as I have always wanted to win an Irish title. It was a good fight and I enjoyed it in there.

“The crowd and the atmosphere were fantastic and this is a night that I will always remember,” he added.

At Lightweight Sean McComb from the Holy Trinity club in Belfast beat George Bates 30-27, 29-28, 27-30.

It was a good win for McComb against an opponent who is awkward to fight against.

There was also a win for Brendan Irvine from St Paul’s in the Light-flyweight division.

Irvine seeing off Hugh Myers from the St Brigids club in Kildare 30-27, 29-28, 29-28 on the scorecards.

At Welterweight John Joe Joyce lost to Adam Nolan 30-27, 30-26, 30-27.

Michael O’Reilly claimed the Middleweight belt as he saw off Stephen Broadhurst and at Heavyweight Darren O’Neill beat Ken Okungbowa.

Dean Walsh saw off Ray Moylette 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 and at Flyweight Myles Casey was too good for Evan Metcalfe winning 30-27, 29-28, 28-29.

Light-heavyweight king is Roy Sheahan from St Michael’s in Kildare as he beat Matthew Tinker 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in what was a good scrap between the two.