Kellie Anne Harrington through to the Olympic women’s boxing lightweight final after Irish boxer beats Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee
Kellie Anne Harrington will be boxing for Olympic gold after overcoming her lightweight semi-final in the early hours of Thursday morning.
The Irish boxer beat Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee 3-2 in a split decision on the scorecard in a tightly-contested fight in Tokyo.
Harrington is looking to emulate the accomplishments of her compatriot Katie Taylor, who took the inaugural Olympic lightweight title in London 2012.
Kellie Anne Harrington celebrates after reaching the women’s boxing lightweight final
The Irish boxer proved too good for Thailand’s Sudaporn Seesondee during Thursday’s semi
The 31-year-old will face Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil in Sunday’s showpiece after she comfortably defeated Finland’s Mira Marjut Johanna Potkonen in the other semi-final.
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Seesondee congratulates Harrington after their closely-fought encounter at the Tokyo Games