Solid six represent GB Boxing at first ever Under 22 European Championships

By 18th March 2017News

GB Boxing have sent a team of six to the men’s Under 22 European Championships.

The tournament which is taking place in Braila, Romania is the first of its kind and will run from 14-23 March.

The competition has thirty-one countries attending including representatives from Italy, Russia, Ukraine, Spain and Belarus. In total there will be 190 boxers looking to make their mark at the prestigious tournament.

Harvey Horn is representing GB Boxing in the light flyweight category, his most recent success was winning silver at the Bocskai tournament in February this year. He is joined by flyweight Will Cawley, who won gold at last year’s Feliks Stamm tournament.

Peter McGrail had success in last week’s WSB tournament where he beat his Moroccan opponent by unanimous decision. He will be representing team GB in the bantamweight catergory, McGrail has experience in both AOB and WSB.

Luke McCormack who has recently moved up a weight category will be making his debut at light welterweight, having previously boxed at lightweight. Carl Fail will also be making his international debut for GB Boxing, this will be his first international tournament for the team after becoming Great Britain Champion in December 2016.

In the middleweight category is Ben Whittaker, Whittaker recently made it to the quarter finals in Bulgaria’s Strandja tournament.

Team
49kg Harvey Horn
52kg Will Cawley
56kg Peter McGrail
64kg Luke McCormack
69kg Carl Fail
75kg Ben Whittaker

Results and updates on the progress of the team at the tournament will be posted at www.gbboxing.org.uk and on the GB Boxing twitter feed @gbboxing.

Boxing Schedule

Tuesday 14 March
Preliminaries
75kg Ben Whittaker (ENG) beat 75kg Constantin Danut Ionescu (ROU) by unanimous decision

Wednesday 15 March
Preliminaries
52kg Will Cawley (ENG) beat 52kg Onik Tamrazian (RUS) by unanimous decision

56kg Peter McGrail (ENG) beat 56kg Dzmitry Asanau (BLR) by split decision

Tursday 16 March
Preliminaries
49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Jakub Slominski (POL) by unanimous decision

69kg Carl Fail (ENG) beat 69kg Daniel Adamic (POL) by unanimous decision

Friday 17 March
Preliminaries 
56kg Peter McGrail (ENG)
beat 56kg Jordan Rodriguez (FRA) by unanimous decision

64kg Luke McCormack (ENG) beat 64kg Daniel Janicijevic (AUT) by unanimous decision

75kg Ben Whittaker (ENG) lost to 75kg Dmitry Nesterov (RUS) by unanimous decision

Saturday 18 March
Quarterfinals

49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Nodari Darbaidze (GEO) by split decision

52kg Will Cawley (ENG) beat 52kg Jordan Moore (IRL) by unanimous decision

69kg Carl Fail (ENG) lost to 69kg Eskerkhan Madiev (GEO) by split decision

Sunday 19 March
Quarterfinals

56kg Peter McGrail (ENG) beat Raffaele Di Serio (ITA) by unanimous decision

64kg Luke McCormack (ENG) beat Richard Kovacs (HUN) by split decision

Monday 20 March
Semi Finals

Morning session (10.00 GMT)

49kg  Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Artur Hovannisyan (ARM) by split decision

56kg Peter McGrail (ENG) beat 56kg Ali Ihsan Alagas (TUR) by unanimous decision

64kg Luke McCormack (ENG) beat 64kg Volkan Gokcek (TUR) by split decision

Afternoon session (15:00 GMT)

52kg Will Cawley (ENG) lost to 52kg Gabriel Escobar (ESP) by split decision

Tuesday 21 March
Finals

49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Billal Bennama (FRA) via split decision 3:2

56kg Peter McGrail (ENG) lost to 56kg Robert Jitaru (ROM) via split decision 3:2

64kg Luke McCormack (ENG) beat 64kg Lasha Guruli (GEO) via split decision (4:1)