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Home nations shine at AIBA Youth World Championships
Page last updated at 4:08PM UTC, Monday, 10 December 2012
England and Scotland teams both tasted success at the AIBA Youth World Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, last week.
England's Hughie Fury (91kg+) and Oliver Simpson (52kg) both won gold medals in the tournament, putting England second only to Russia on the medal table.
Eighteen-year-old super heavyweight Hughie Fury (pictured, main image) beat Narender Berwal of India by 10 points to 6 in his fifth and final bout of the competition.
Yorkshire boxer Oliver Simpson, also eighteen, won a 10:10 countback decision over London 2012 Olympian Jeyvier Ocasio Citron in a cagey tactical dual that saw Oliver trailing by two points in the last round, but snatch a countback victory over the Puerto Rican.
Scotland's Scott Forrest (pictured, thumbnail) had a tough route to the final, facing Aleksandre Dokvadze the Georgia's world number one, in his semi final. The Scottish light heavyweight prevailed, however, beating Dokvadze with a comprehensive 13 points to 7.
Scott was unlucky in the final of the competition, where he faced local favourite Nikol Arutyunov in front of a partisan crowd. Arutyunov took the gold with a 13:9 win, and Scott won Scotland's first silver medal at a Youth World Championships.
Earlier in the competition Joshua Kelly (Houghton and District, Tyne Tees) and Danny Williams (Woking ABC, Southern) won bronze medals for England.
GB Boxing's Pat McCormack lost to experienced Russian Magomedrashid Dzhabrailov in his preliminary bout, while Jack Bateson made it through to the last 16, where he lost out to Jade Bornea of the Philippines.
Competing for Welsh Boxing, heavyweight Kody Davies beat Haydarkhon Samadov from Tajikistan to make it to the last 16 of the tournament, but was forced to withdraw due to illness.
Scott Forrest image: www.amateurboxingscotland.co.uk