However, a shake-up in the weight divisions for the Olympic Games in Tokyo has seen the 60kg class eradicated, with 56kg instead becoming 57kg while 64kg is now 63kg. As a result, McGivern — who turns 21 this month - found himself caught somewhere in the middle, and has spent the latter half of building into the new weight as he bids to fulfil his Olympic dream. Like McGivern, the talented year-old from Warrenpoint is also a more natural 60 kilo fighter, and shot to prominence at the Ulster Senior Open and Novice Championships back in September. Duffy lost out in a cagey encounter with good friend McGivern at the Ulster Elite semi-final stage last time, and the pair could be on a collision course again. However, Ferran obviously has other ideas, and Clonard coach Paddy Graham explained that the talented teenager has already come through plenty just to reach this stage. Quinn was beaten to a place on the Commonwealth Games team by the experienced Steven Donnelly, and the Ulster Elite champion will be determined to get his title back.
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Conor Quinn tested Irvine in a thrilling west Belfast battle at flyweight before the Rio Olympian fought back to take a unanimous win. Donnelly picked up Ulster honours in a fourth weight as he edged out holder Fergus Quinn in a middleweight battle. St George's James McGivern looks likely to be another strong contender for success in Gold Coast after an impressive lightweight final win over Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Sean Duffy. McGivern, 19, was given the boxer of the night award after dominating against Holy Trinity man Duffy as the championships made its return to its spiritual home of the Ulster Hall after a six-year gap. Clonard youngster Quinn caught St Paul's Irvine with a couple of superb lefts in the opening round of the flyweight final but the Olympian's change of tactics in the two closing rounds as he picked off his opponent from range saw him wrest back control of the contest.
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