GB Boxing send team of six to EUBC U22 European Championships

By 27th March 2018News

SIX members of the GB Boxing squad from England have been selected to compete in the EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships 2018.

The annual tournament which is being held in Tagru Jiu, Romania runs from March 24 until 2 April.

Both male and female elite boxers will participate in the prestigious tournament, which will see over two-hundred and seventy competitors (200 male and 77 female).

The line-up for the men’s team includes England National Champion, lightweight, Thomas Hodgson who recently represented GB Boxing in the Bocskai tournament.

He’s joined by Great Britain Champion (2016), Carl Fail (welterweight), and recent new comer, heavyweight, Lewis Williams who recently won silver at Finland’s Gee Bee tournament.

Representing the women are GB Boxing podium potential boxers, flyweight Ivy Jane Smith and bantamweight Ebonie Jones. They are joined by England’s light flyweight, Demie-Jade Resztan.

60kg Thomas Hodgson
69kg Carl Fail – SILVER
91kg Lewis Williams

48kg Demie-Jade Resztan – BRONZE
51kg Ivy Jane Smith – BRONZE
54kg Ebonie Jones – GOLD

More details on the GB Boxing team are available at and by following @gbboxing on their Twitter, Instagram ad Facebook pages.

You can watch the team in action via live stream here:


Tournament schedule and results

Sunday 25 March 2018
Preliminary Rounds
54kg Ebonie Jones (ENG) beat 54kg Andijela Brankovich (SRB) via unanimous decision
69kg Carl Fail (ENG) beat 69kg Saimonas Banys (LTU) via unanimous decision

Tuesday 27 March 2018
Preliminary Rounds
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)
60kg Thomas Hodgson (ENG) lost to 60kg Arslan Khataev (FIN) due to Injury, boxer retired round 3
91kg Lewis Williams (ENG) lost to 91kg Toni Filipi (CRO) via split decision (3:2)
Evening Session (1700 GMT)
69kg Carl Fail (ENG) beat 69kg Eskerkhan Madiev (GEO) via split decision (3:2)

Wednesday 28 March 2018
Afternoon Session (1300 GMT)
48kg Demie-Jade Resztan (ENG) beat 48kg Marie Maciejewska (GER) via unanimous decision
51kg Ivy Jane Smith (ENG) beat 51kg Aikaterini Koutsogeorgo (GRE) via unanimous decision
54kg Ebonie Jones (ENG) beat 54kg Amanda Millere (LTU) via unanimous decision
Evening Session (1700 GMT)
69kg Carl Fail (ENG) beat 69kg Nabil Messaoudi (BEL) via unanimous decision

Thursday 29 March 2018
Women’s Semi-Finals
48kg Demie-Jade Resztan (ENG) lost to 48kg Yulia Demianenko (UKR) via split decision (3:2) – BRONZE
51kg Ivy Jane Smith (ENG) lost to 51kg Busenaz Cakiroglu (TUR) via split decision (4:1) – BRONZE
54kg Ebonie Jones (ENG) beat 54kg Giulia Lamagna (ITA) via unanimous decision

Saturday 31st March 2018
Men’s Semi-Finals
69kg Carl Fail (ENG) beat 69kg Vincenzo Arecchia (ITA) via split decision (3:2)

Sunday 1st April 2018
54kg Ebonie Jones (ENG) beat Anna Goralska (POL) via unanimous decision – GOLD
69kg Carl Fail (ENG) lost to 69kg Vladislav Savostyanov (RUS) via unanimous decision – SILVER

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