GB Boxing have sent a team of five to the annual Gee Bee tournament.
The annual tournament is held in Helsinki, Finland, and runs over three days. It hosts competitive bouts in all ten of the men’s weight category’s and invites women to compete in a round robin.
Four men and one women will be representing GB Boxing at the tournament:
49kg Kiaran MacDonald
52kg Niall Farrell
60kg Mickey McDonagh
91kg Cheavon Clarke
60kg Crystal Barker
Light flyweight, Kiaran MacDonald, recently won a silver medal at Bulgaria’s Strandja tournament. He lost out to gold in a very close bout against Bulgaria’s own Tinko Banabakov.
Teammate Niall Farrell also represented GB Boxing at the recent Strandja tournament where he made it through to the quarterfinal stages.
Cheavon Clarke and Crystal Barker were both crowned Great Britain Champions in last year’s GB Boxing Championships.
This will be Mickey McDonagh’s debut for the team, it will also be Clarke’s international debut.
Results and updates on the progress of the team at the Gee Bee tournament will be posted at www.gbboxing.org.uk and on the GB Boxing twitter feed @gbboxing.
Schedule and Results
Friday 17 March
Women’s Round Robin Competition
60kg Crystal Barker (ENG) beat 60kg Tina Halh (FIN) by 5-0 unanimous decision
Saturday 18 March
49kg Kiaran MacDonald (ENG) beat 49kg Martin Molina (ESP) by 3-2 split decision
52kg Niall Farrell (ENG) beat 52kg Vladislav Beloded (RUS) by 5-0 unanimous decision
60kg Michael McDonagh (WAL) lost to 60kg Dzamal Badrutinov (RUS) by 5-0 split decision
91kg Cheavon Clarke (ENG) beat 91kg Tadas Tamasauskas (LTU) by 4-1 split decision
Women’s Round Robin
60kg Crystal Barker (ENG) beat 60kg Kati Ylivitra (FIN) by 4-1 split decision
Sunday 19 March
49kg Kiaran MacDonald (ENG) lost to Vasili Egorov (RUS) by 5-0 unanimous decision
52kg Niall Farrell (ENG) beat Martin Virban (HUN) by 5-0 unanimous decision
91kg Cheavon Clarke (ENG) lost to Evgeni Tishenko (RUS) by 3-2 split decision
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