Ireland make winning start at World Boxing Championships

Brendan Irvine
Brendan Irvine

Ireland has made a winning start at the World Boxing Championships in Doha.

Belfast light flyweight Brendan Irvine comfortably advanced to the last 16 when he fashioned a unanimous 3-0 win over Nico Hernandez from the USA.

Irvine will be in action on Thursday again when he faces a Turkish opponent Muhammet Unlu.