Watch the fight LIVE below
The whole county will be in Lisa O’Rourke’s corner this evening as she prepares for her gold medal fight at the Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul.
The Castlerea fighter sealed her place in the decider with a convincing unanimous decision victory over Turkish fighter Sema Calikstan yesterday afternoon (semi-final).
O’Rourke was sensational as she outclassed the hometown fighter, claiming a decisive victory on the judges’ scorecards.
Yesterday’s win means that Lisa has already guaranteed herself at least a silver medal from the tournament which would mark her greatest achievement in the ring to date. Now she hopes to emulate her Olympian sister, Aoife, already a World Champion.
Tonight, the 20-year-old Tarmon woman will take on Alcinda Helena Panguane from Mozambique in a bid to go one better and claim gold.
Wednesday proved to be a historic day for Team Ireland as welterweight Amy Broadhurst also won her semi-final to ensure Team Ireland has two female boxers in world finals for the first time.
You can watch a live stream of the fight below.
Coverage begins at 4pm with Lisa fighting in bout 5 –