Chemistry World Cup tournament: Schedule and Results

By 11th April 2019News

GB Boxing has selected a team of seven boxers to complete in the annual Chemistry World Cup tournament.

The elite tournament that is open to men and women will take place in Cologne, Germany from 9 to 14 April.

Twenty-one countries with a combined total of one hundred and sixty boxers will take part in the tournament, those competing include Cuba, Russia, China, France and Australia.

The seven-strong team includes World bronze and European gold medallist, Peter McGrail (Bantamweight). He is joined by European bronze medallist, Calum French (lightweight) and European silver medallist, Galal Yafai (flyweight). Joining them to complete the line-up for the men’s team is England National Champion Jordan Reynolds (middleweight).

Representing the women’s team is one of GB Boxing’s most decorated female boxers, Lauren Price in the middleweight category. Last year saw Price’s most successful year within boxing when she became Commonwealth champion, and topped the year off by becoming a European and World bronze medallist.

Price will be joined by Commonwealth Games silver medallists, Rosie Eccles (welterweight) and Paige Murney (Lightweight).

The full team is:

52kg Galal Yafai (ENG)
57kg Peter McGrail (ENG)
60kg Calum French (ENG)
75kg Jordan Reynolds (ENG)

60kg Paige Murney (ENG)
69kg Rosie Eccles (WAL)
75kg Lauren Price (WAL)

Results and updates on the progress of the GB Boxing team from the tournament will be posted on and on the @gbboxing twitter feed.

Schedule and Results

10 April 2019
Preliminary Rounds

57kg Peter McGrail (ENG) beat 57kg Umar Bajwa (GER) via unanimous decision
52kg Galal Yafai (ENG) beat 52kg Brendan Irvine (IRL) via unanimous decision

11 April 2019
Quarter Finals

57kg Peter McGrail (ENG) lost to 57kg Rafael Joubert (CUB) on points
60kg Calum French (ENG) lost to 60kg Artur Subhankulov (RUS) on points
60kg Paige Murney (ENG) beat 60kg Laopeam Pieamwilai (THA) via unanimous decision
52kg Galal Yafai (ENG) lost to 52kg Vadim Kudraikov (RUS) on points
75kg Jordan Reynolds (ENG) beat 75kg Max Van Der (NED) on points

12 April 2019

60kg Paige Murney (ENG) beat 60kg Parveen (IND) via unanimous decision
69kg Rosie Eccles (WAL) lost to 69kg Nadine Apetz (GER) via split decision (4:1)
75kg Lauren Price (WAL) beat 75kg Irina Schonberger (GER) via unanimous decision
75kg Jordan Reynold (ENG) lost to 75kg Arthur Beck Ohanyan (GER) via unanimous decision

13 April 2019

60kg Paige Murney (ENG) lost to 60kg Mira Potkonen (FIN) on points
75kg Lauren Price (WAL) beat 75kg Sarah Scheurich (GER) on points

The medals from the tournament are:

75kg Lauren Price (WAL)

60kg Paige Murney (ENG)

69kg Rosie Eccles (WAL)
75kg Jordan Reynolds (ENG)