Gallagher claims Youth Olympic spot

Highland-Radio-SportMichael Gallagher booked his ticket for the 2014 Youth Olympics in emphatic style at the World Youth Championships box-offs in Sofia, Bulgaria this afternoon.

The Donegal heavyweight scored a unanimous decision over Thomas Ooman of the Netherlands.

Gallagher took all three rounds to win 30-27 across the board in Sofia.

Gallagher and Christina Desmond will represent Ireland at the Youth Olympics in China in August.

Desmond beat Kazakhstan’s Valentina Khalzova on a split decision earlier today to qualify for China from the box-offs for the losing quarter-finalists.