Rio-bound boxers compete in final tournament before Olympic Games

By 6th July 2016News

Olympians from England and Wales are competing in the Golden Belt tournament, which is being held in Isai City, Romania, this week.

The team is made up of four of the ten men that have successfully qualified for the Olympics:

56kg Qais Ashfaq
60kg Joe Cordina
75kg Antony Fowler
81kg Joshua Buatsi

The competition runs from 6 to 10 July and will be the last chance for many of the boxers to compete before they head to Rio for the 2016 Olympic Games.

GB boxers Qais Ashfaq, Joe Cordina and Josh Buatsi each have a bye which takes them straight through to the semi-final which will be held later this week on Friday 8 July.

Antony Fowler is one of only two boxers competing at his weight which means he will face Vladyslav Rolenko of Ukraine in Saturday’s final. Fowler’s last win was bronze at the European Olympic Qualifier, Turkey which was held back in April earlier this year.


56KG Qais Ashfaq (ENG)v 56kg Vyetoshkin Vladyslav (UKR)
60KG Joe Cordina (WAL) v 60kg Shestak Iurii (UKR)
81KG Joshua Buatsi (ENG) v 81kg Oleksandr Pohrebniak (UKR))

Semi-finals will take place on Friday 8 July.


75kg Antony Fowler (ENG) v 75kg Vladyslav Rolenko (UKR)

Finals will take place on Saturday 9 July.