Great success at the 2016 Tammer Tournament as the team bring home six medals

By 24th October 2016News

GB Boxers won six medals at this year’s annual Tammer tournament in Tampere, Finland.

The team boxed their way to an outstanding three gold medals, two silver and one bronze, with Calum French picking up the Best Technical Boxer of the Tournament trophy.

Gold medals went to Jack Bateson, Calum French and Daniel Dubois while Kiaran MacDonald and Lee McGregor won silver and Conor Loftus was awarded bronze.

The annual tournament was the first of the boxing season for the team and the first international tournament since the 2016 Olympic Games.

This year saw GB Boxing’s Jack Bateson make his international debut as a bantamweight boxer, Bateson who previously boxed at flyweight says that he’s never felt better. He was up against fellow teammate, Lee McGregor who was representing Scotland in the final.

Super heavyweight Daniel Dubois beat Norway’s Simen Nysaether by unanimous decision in the final securing a gold medal in his first international bout as a senior boxer. GB Boxing’s Calum French impressed the judges, beating Finland’s Niazz Ahmadi in the final.


Tammer Tournament 2016 – Medalists
49kg Kiaran MacDonald – Silver
56kg Jack Bateson – Gold
56kg Lee McGregor – Silver
60kg Calum French – Gold and Best Technical Boxer of the Tournament
69kgConor Loftus – Bronze
91kg+ Daniel Dubois – Gold

Full Results

Friday 21 October 2016 – quarter finals
Session 1 (11:00 GMT)
64kg Alfie Price (ENG) lost by Alexey Mazur (RUS) split decision

Session 2 (16:00 GMT)
60kg Callum French (ENG) beat Yousef Ali (SWE) by unanimous decision
69kg Connor Loftus (ENG) beat Andrei Hartsenko (EST) by unanimous decision
75kg John Docherty (SCO) lost to Llari Kujala (FIN) by split decision

Saturday 22 October 2016 – semi-finals
Session 1 (10:00 GMT)
49kg Kiaran McDonald (ENG) beat Gabor Virban (HUN) by unanimous decision
91+kg Daniel Dubois (ENG) beat Andrei Bokan (EST) by KO round 2

Session 2 (15:00 GMT)
56kg Jack Bateson (ENG) beat Jeorge Rey Edusma (PHI) TKO-I Round 2
56kg Lee McGregor (SCO)beat Armen Udumyan (ARM) TKO-I Round 2
60kg Callum French (ENG) beat Josh Sandford (SCO) by unanimous decision
69kg Connor Loftus (ENG) lost to Muhammad Abdilrasoon (FIN) by unanimous decision

Sunday 23 October 2016 – Finals
12:00 GMT
49kg Kiaran McDonald (ENG) lost to Aqeel Ahmed (SCO) by unanimous decision
56kg Jack Bateson (ENG) beat Lee McGregor (SCO) by split decision
60kg Callum French (ENG) beat Niazz Ahmadi (FIN) by unanimous decision
91+kg Daniel Dubois (ENG) beat Simen Nysaether (NOR) by unanimous decision