Islandeady’s Ray Moylette will get his World Championships underway in Baku, Azerbaijan, today when he takes on Latvian Aturs Ahmetovs in the last 64 of the competition. Three wins for the St Anne’s club man who claimed the European Light Welterweight title during the summer will book his place in next year’s Olympics in London. Having won the European title Moylette has been ranked fourth by the AIBA in the World Championship, but his place in this week’s competition was only secured a few weeks ago when be defeated Irish champion Ross Hickey in a box off in the National Stadium.
Should Moylette win his fight today he will box again on Sunday against the winner of the bout between Valentio Knowles from the Bahamas, who claimed a bronze in last year’s Commonwealth games, and Manoj Kumar of India, the winner of the gold in those same Commonwealth games. The last 16 of the competition will take place on Tuesday October 4, with the quarter finals the following day, the semi-finals next Friday, and the final on Saturday October 8.