BBC Sport - Belfast boxer Brendan Irvine reflects on Olympic qualification

Irvine reflects on Olympic qualification

Belfast flyweight Brendan Irvine booked his place at the Olympic Games in Rio this summer thanks to a box-off victory in Turkey.

The 19-year-old lost his Olympic qualifiers semi-final but with three fighters going through to Rio he had another chance in the box-off.

Irvine was on the backfoot against Bulgarian Daniel Asenov in the first round but won the second round.

There was split decision in the final round and Irvine won the contest on points.

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