Limerick’s Casey off to a winning start at European Games

Myles Casey makes his way to the ring for his win over Ivan Fihurenka in the 2015 European Games
LIMERICK boxer Myles Casey is off to a winning start at the European Games in Baku.

LIMERICK boxer Myles Casey is off to a winning start at the European Games in Baku.

Early this Tuesday morning Casey had the distinction of boxing in the first ever bout at the inaugural European Games.

The St Francis Boxing Club star was a unanimous winner over Ivan Fihurenka of Belarus.

The Limerick man was a 29-28 winner on the scorecards of all three judges in the flyweight (52kg) bout in the Crystal Hall in Baku.

Boxing out of the red corner the judges from Italy, Sweden and Korea all had Casey as the 10-9 winner of each of the three rounds in Azerbaijan.

A brother of former world title contender Willie ‘Big Bang’ Casey, Myles now fights local favourite Elvin Mamishzada in the Round of 16 on Saturday morning at 10.15am Irish time.