GB Boxing have sent a team of eight (six men and two women) to this year’s international Bocskai tournament.
The tournament is held in Debrecen, Hungary and will take place over four days. The Bocskai attracts elite boxers from a variety of countries including Russia, Azerbaijan, Finland, Sweden and Uzbekistan.
GB Boxing’s female middleweight European Champion, Natasha Gale will make her first appearance of 2017 at the tournament. This will be her first competition since she was crowned European Champion back in November 2016.
Harvey Horn (light-flyweight), Will Cawley (flyweight) and Cyrus Pattinson (welterweight) all had recent success, each of them bringing home a gold medal from the Feliks Stamm tournament in November last year.
Pattinson also had success at last year’s Bocskai, where he beat Souleymane Cissokho of France, securing his place in the final. Due to injury Pattinson had to withdraw from the final bout, taking home a silver medal.
This is the first tournament of 2017 for the team, as we head towards the new Olympic cycle each of them will be looking to impress and to earn that number one spot in their weight category.
In preparation for the Bocskai the team have attended an altitude training camp in Colorado Springs, where they trained with the USA boxing team at their Olympic training centre.
49kg Harvey Horn
52kg Will Cawley
60kg Luke McCormack
69kg Cyrus Pattinson
75kg John Docherty
81kg Tom Hart
51kg Lisa Whiteside
75kg Natasha Gale
The team arrived in Hungary yesterday and boxing begins with the preliminary rounds today, Wednesday 8 February.
Results and updates on the progress of the team at the Bocskai will be posted at www.gbboxing.org.uk and on the GB Boxing twitter feed @gbboxing.
Wednesday 8 February
69kg Cyrus Pattinson (ENG) lost to 69kg Yaroslav Samofalov (UKR) via split decision
75kg John Docherty (SCO) beat 75kg Isaac Oroyovwe (HUN) via unanimous decision
91kg Scott Forrest (SCO) lost to 91kg Bence Nagy (HUN) via split decision
52kg Will Cawley (ENG) beat 52kg Cristian Zara (ITA) via unanimous decision
Thursday 9 February
51kg Lisa Whiteside (ENG) lost to 51kg Yana Burym (BLR) via split decision
49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Burak Yucel (TUR) via unanimous decision
52kg Will Cawley (ENG) lost to 52kg Azat Mahmetov (KAZ) via split decision
60kg Luke McCormack (ENG) beat 60kg Karol Lapowa (POL) via TKO 1st round
75kg John Docherty (SCO) beat 75kg Aljaz Venko (SLO) via unanimous decision
81kg Tom Hart (ENG) beat 81kg Vladislav Mikhailov (UKR) via unanimous decision
Friday 10 February
49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) beat 49kg Georgian Ashot (RUS) by unanimous decision
60kg Luke McCormack (ENG) lost to 60kg Konstantin Bogomazov (RUS) by split decision
75kg John Docherty (SCO) lost to 75kg Andrei Kovalchuk (RUS) by split decision
81kg Tom Whittaker-Hart (ENG) lost to 81kg Georgii Kushitashvili (RUS) by unanimous decision
75kg Natasha Gale (ENG) lost to 75kg Elzbieta Wojcik (POL) by split decision
Saturday 11 February
49kg Harvey Horn (ENG) lost to 49kg Virban Gabor (HUN) by points decision