Lisa O’Rourke wins her semi-final in Instanbul

Lisa O’Rourke has continued her fantastic run in the IBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Istanbul and is now through to the women’s light middleweight final.

The young Castlerea fighter put on an impressive display to defeat Turkish boxer Sema Caliskan in this afternoon’s bout by unanimous decision. She now fights Alcinda Helena Panguane from Mozambique in the final tomorrow evening.

This win means that Lisa has guaranteed herself at least a silver medal from the tournament which will be her greatest boxing achievement to date.

More to follow….