Dundalk boxer Amy Broadhurst misses out on medal at Women's World Boxing Championships
Dundalk boxer Amy Broadhurst has been beaten by home favourite Simranjit Kaur in the quarter finals of the Women's Elite Boxing Championships in India today.
The Dealgan Club boxer acquitted herself well during the three round bout, and in the third round her opponent was knocked to the canvas, however it still wasn't enough, as judges controversially ruled in Simranjit Kaur's favour.
The judges scored it 27-29, 28-28, 29-27, 29-27, with the Algerian judge remarkably scoring the fight 30-26 to Simranjit.
If she had beaten the Indian favourite, Amy would have claimed at least a bronze medal.
Social media lit up after the fight as the outcome was strongly condemned.
Not for the first time an Irish fighter has been ambushed by some horrific judging at a major tournament, poor look for amateur boxing. Shame Amy Broadhurst had to be the one to suffer, been a great journey for her and she deserves better.— Ronan Mullen (@RonanReigns) November 20, 2018
Broadhurst saw off Armenian fighter Ani Hovsepyan to set up her place in the last eight on Monday.