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GB Boxing returns from Bocskai tournament with three medals
Page last updated at 11:23AM UTC, Sunday, 10 February 2013
Lawrence Osueke and Frazer Clarke return from Hungary with silver medals after losing out to tough Russian opposition in the final.
There were strong performances from both boxers throughout the tournament, which features some of the world's strongest boxing nations. Their silver medals bring GB Boxing's haul to three (Charlie Edwards won bronze in Friday's semi finals) in an encouraging start to the year for the GB team.
Welsh Boxing's Zack Davies also had a good tournament, winning a bronze medal after his defeat by Quanlong Li of China in the semi finals. Read more here.
81kg Lawrence Osueke lost to Vladimir Shishkin (Russia) 15:9
A cagey start saw both boxers exchanging punches, but it was Shishkin who took an early 5:3 lead. Lawrence landed some quick combinations in the second, maintaining a tight defence, but the Russian kept the pressure on to increase his lead to 9:6 going into the final round. Lawrence upped his workrate, but Shishkin replied this with more fast, straight shots, taking the gold medal.
91kg+ Frazer Clarke lost to Magomed Omarov (Russia) DSQ
Omarov charged at Frazer from the bell, keen to scrap and bully the GB boxer onto the ropes. Unfazed, Frazer boxed long and moved in and out when he could, but it was Omarov who took an early 7:2 lead.
The second round was very similar to the first, with Omarov giving Frazer an eight count to extend his lead to 6:2. In a messy final round, both boxers were issued a two point warning for scrapping after being asked to stop. A nasty punch made Frazer lose his mouthguard, followed by a second punch which awarded Omarov another two point advantage. After a third gumshield drop brought on by a massive hook, the bout was stopped, and Frazer was disqualified.