The Westmeath teenager was only able to fight his Russian opponent after much political wrangling.
Mullingar’s John Donoghue has secured at least a bronze at the World Junior Boxing Championships in Yerevan.
The Olympic Boxing Club man stopped Russia’s Zakhar Bespalov in the first round to advance to the lightweight semi-finals.
Donoghue’s victory followed an IABA statement which criticised the Department of Sport for a lack of communication.
That fight only took place after the IABA waived a boycott of competing against Russian or Belarussian boxers.
Kerry’s Mary McDonagh also guaranteed at least a bronze courtesy of a light-middleweight quarter-final win over Akbota Essimekova of Kazakhstan.