GB Boxers return with four gold medals from the Golden Gong tournament

By 17th November 2016News

Dalton Smith was awarded ‘boxer of the tournament’ and took first place on the podium when he represented GB Boxing at this year’s international Golden Gong tournament.

The international tournament, held in the Republic of Macedonia was host to competitors from countries including Romania, Serbia, Belgium, Albania and Croatia.

This is Smith’s second consecutive gold medal at an international tournament this season, after recently beating Lukasz Niemczyk of Poland at the Feliks Stamm tournament after an impressive performance last month.

Ben Whittaker showcased the new talent coming through GB Boxing as he beat Serbia’s Aleksander Kostic, securing him a gold medal at his first international competition as GB boxer.

Luke McCormack and Chris Bourke also took first place on the podium, making it a total of four gold medals for the team.

It was a silver medal for Tom Hart and Conor Loftus who lost to their opponents in the final after two competitive final bouts. Blane Hyland brought home a bronze medal after losing out to Albanian boxer Ardit Murja in the semi-final.

Final Results

56kg Chris Bourke (GBR) beat 56kg Almir Nurishov (MKD)

60kg Luke McCormack (GBR) beat 60kg Stefan Voda (BEL)

64kg Dalton Smith (GBR) beat 64kg Vasile Suciu (ROM)

69kg Connor Loftus (GBR) lost to 69kg Marko Zeljko (CRO)

75kg Ben Whittaker (GBR) beat 75kg Aleksander Kostic (SRB)

81kg Tom Whitaker Hart (GBR) beat 81kg Denis Memetovic (SRB)



52kg Blane Hyland (GBR) lost to 52kg Ardit Murja (ALB)

56kg Chris Bourke (GBR) beat 56kg Dositej Todorovski (SRB)

60 kg Luke McCormack (GBR) beat 60kg Vanja Bacic (SRB)

64kg Dalton Smith (GBR) beat 64kgNaser Shala (KOS)

69kg Conor Loftus (GBR) beat 69kg Denis Nurja (ALB)

75kg Ben Whittaker (GBR) beat 75kg Luka Mejach (SLO)