Ireland’s Michaela Walsh, left, won gold in the 54kg event ©Michaela Walsh / Twitter

Ireland’s Michaela Walsh won the gold medal in the 54 kilograms category at the European Boxing Confederation Women's Boxing Championships in Casica in Italy. 

Walsh, a Commonwealth Games silver medallist, recorded a unanimous points decision victory over Germany's Azize Nimani at the Margherita Gym.

Ireland had to settle for a silver medal in the 60kg won by Finland's Mira Potkonen.

The Olympic bronze medallist scored a unanimous points victory over Kellie Anne Harrington.

It was also a mixed day for hosts Italy as their boxers won one and lost two finals.

Alessia Mesiano won her country’s sole gold medal as she claimed the 57kg event with a split decision verdict over Germany's Ornella Wahner

Mesiano’s compatriot Roberta Bonatti, meanwhile, was unable to follow that up with another victory.

She fell to a split decision defeat to Bulgaria's Sevda Asenova in the final of the 48kg category.

There was further disappointment for the Italian crowd in the 64kg gold medal bout as Carmela Donniacuo fell to a comprehensive points decision loss to Denmark’s Yvonnebaek Rasmussen.

Finland's Mira Potkonen won the gold medal in the 60kg at the EUBC Women's Boxing Championships in Casica ©Getty Images
Finland's Mira Potkonen won the gold medal in the 60kg at the EUBC Women's Boxing Championships in Casica ©Getty Images

The Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn, the Rio 2016 silver medallist, perhaps unsurprisingly sealed the gold medal in the 75kg division.

She proved too strong for Busenaz Sürmeneli of Turkey and scored a unanimous points victory.

Surmeneli’s defeat was the only blip for Turkey on a memorable day as they won three gold medals.

Busenaz Çakıroğlu proved too strong for Sweden's Lise Sandebjer in the 51kg final, claiming a comprehensive points win.

The 81kg final saw a dominant display from Elif Güneri .

The referee was forced to stop her bout against Greece’s Eleni Michelekaki within the first round.

Şennur Demir then completed the Turkish treble as she beat Poland’s Sylwia Kusiak on a split decision verdict in the over 81kg division.

It was her first medal in the European Championships since winning a silver in Katowice six years ago. 

Germany's Nadine Apetz also won a gold medal today.

She came out top in the 69kg final after scoring a unanimous decision victory over Poland's Hanna Solecka.