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Date of Birth: 25th December 1988
Club: St Joseph's ABC, Newport
Home Town: Barry, Wales
Club Coach: Tony Borg
Major International achievements:
• Ranked 1st in the bantamweight division in the 2012-13 season of World Series Boxing
• 2013 European Champion
• 2012 Olympic Games quarter-finalist
• 2011 World Championship silver medallist
• 2011 European Champion
• 2010 European Championship bronze medallist
• 2008 European Championship bronze medallist
Born in Barry, South Wales, Andrew is a gifted and stylish boxer with one of the most impressive medal collections in the GB Boxing squad.
He is the current European champion from 2011 and also won silver at the 2011 World Championships in Baku Azerbaijan where he was narrowly defeated 13-12 by Misha Aloyan of Russia in a closely fought contest that many observers felt Andrew had edged. He competed in the London 2012 Olympics where he was defeated in the quarter-finals by the eventual gold medallist.
Andrew was also a member of the British Lionhearts team which competed in the 2012-13 season of the World Series of Boxing where he boxed in the 54kg bantamweight category. He emerged as one of the stars of the competition, winning all six of his bouts with a series of hugely entertaining displays against top boxers, and finished the tournament as the number one ranked bantamweight.
Andrew has been a member of the Great Britain’s Olympic boxing squad since 2007 and won bronze medals at the European Championships in Liverpool in 2008 and again in Moscow in 2010, boxing as a 54kg bantamweight.
Following changes to the Olympic weight categories he dropped down to flyweight in the latter part of 2010. He overcame initial problems with the lower weight with a spectacular run of results in 2011 that that saw him win gold and silver respectively at the European and the World Championships. In 2012 he was ranked the number one boxer in the world at flyweight by the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA).
In June 2013 Andrew made history by being the first ever Great Britain boxer to successfully defend a European Championship title.