Gardiner loses at European Elites

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Tipperary’s Dean Gardiner has lost his Super Heavyweight bout at the European Championships in Ukraine.

He took a standing count in the second round having been put to the canvas by his Ukrainian opponent and the referee stopped the fight a short time later.

However there has been success for Ireland in Kharkiv today.

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Sean McComb is through to the lightweight quarter finals after beating top seed and reigning world champion Vitaly Dunaytsev (PR: Dun-eye-stev) of Russia.

The win also secures McComb’s place at this year’s World Championships.