Wednesday 16 October 2019

Nolan takes his first step


OULART'S Adam Nolan now boxing out of the Bray club enhances his chances of Olympic qualification with a first round victory in the AIBA Olympic Qualifiers in Turkey yesterday afternoon, writes Brendan Furlong.

Nolan survived a knock-down in the final round in his clash with Tomasz Kot of Poland to claim victory on a 14-9 margin.

Nolan was in charge early on, leading 7-4 after the first round, before extending that to 11-6 at the end of the second round.

Knowing that he needed to make a major impact in the final round, Kot went on the front foot and caught Nolan with a big shot, forcing him to take a count in the first few seconds of the third.

However, Nolan kept his composure and continued to use his superior reach to keep Kot at by and secure victory. Wicklow's Ross Hickey was defeated.