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GB Boxing wins three gold medals at Bocskai Memorial Tournament
Page last updated at 9:18AM GMT, Friday, 05 February 2016
GB Boxing secured three gold medals, two silvers and a bronze at the annual international Bocskai Tournament in Debrecen, Hungary, this weekend.
Galal Yafai defeated a string of strong opponents to take gold at 49kg. The Birmingham-based boxer enjoyed unanimous points wins over Rufat Husseynov (Azerbaijan) in the quarters and Imad Ahayoun (Morocco) in the semi-finals to set up a tough final against Azerinaijan's Salkar Aikhynbai, where the British boxer edged a split decision.
Joshua Buatsi beat Luka Plantic (Croatia), Arsen Rizun (Ukraine) and highly experienced London 2012 bronze medallist Teymur Mammadov (Azerbaijan) to earn a place in the 81kg final, where he finished with a flourish, beating Kazakhstan's Ali Akhmedov by TKO in the final round.
There was disappointment for Cyrus Pattinson, who was unable to progress past the semi-finals, despite having beaten Frenchman Souleymane Cissokho on points when his 69kg bout was stopped in the second round due to a cut to the back of his head. Pattinson returns home with a well-deserved silver medal.
Antony Fowler's winning run came to a halt when he sustained an cut to the back of the head in the second round of his 75kg semi-final clash against Azerbaijan's Kamran Shakhsuvar. A disappointed Fowler was forced to settle for bronze.
Day 1 – Prelims/quarter finals
56kg Qais Ashfaq beat Chiladze Severiane (Georgia) pts split
75kg Antony Fowler beat Bader-Eddine Haddioui (Morocco) pts unan
81kg Joshua Buatsi beat Luka Plantic (Croatia) pts unan
Day 2 – Quarter-finals
52kg Jack Bateson lost to Gabriel Escobar Mascunano (Spain) pts split
56kg Qais Ashfaq beat Norbert Herczeg (Hungary) pts unan
60kg Joe Cordina beat Sulemani Violant (Kosovo) pts unan
64kg Alfie Price lost to Lorenzo Sotomayor (Azerbaijan) pts unan
69kg Cyrus Pattinson beat Viktor Agateljan (Czech Republic) pts unan
75kg Antony Fowler beat Barnabus Hegyi (Hungary) pts unan
81kg Joshua Buatsi beat Arsen Rizun (Ukraine) pts unan
91+kg Joe Joyce lost to Mikheil Bakhtidze (Georgia) pts unan
49kg Galal Yafai beat Imad Ahayoun (Morocco) pts unan
Day 4 - Finals