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Leitrim's Dearbhla Rooney fights for Olympic medal tonight

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Leitrim's Dearbhla Rooney fights for Olympic medal tonight

Glenade's Dearbhla Rooney will be back in the ring later today when she boxes for a medal at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Dearbhla successfully defeated American boxer Linda Roma Martinez, winning all three rounds 10-9 from all five judges to complete a whitewash scoreline of 30-27 on all five judges scorecards.

Next up for the 'Grenade from Glenade' is a semi-final bout against an opponent she is very familiar with as she will do battle with Thailand's Panpatchara Somnueck, the boxer who defeated her in Budapest in the first round last August.

The winner of today's fight will advance to tomorrow's final while the loser will have to fight off for the bronze medal.

The bout is scheduled to get underway at 7.45pm (Irish time) and you can watch Dearbhla fight for an Olympic medal here.

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