Tori-Ellis Willetts beats world number two as GB Boxing will secure further medals heading into the final day of Alexis Vastine tournament

By 30th October 2020News

GB Boxing Tori-Ellis Willetts beat world number two seed Caroline Curveilier via unanimous decision in yesterday’s only flyweight bout, securing herself at least a bronze medal.

With numbers limited at the Alexis Vastine tournament, the 51kg division was changed from knock-out format to a round robin meaning Royal Army gunner Tori, got another change to compete having lost her opening bout to France’s Wassila Lkhardi on Wednesday.

Her opponent yesterday, Curveilier normally competes as a seeded bantamweight, only bettered by Taiwan’s Huang Hsiao-Wen, making Tori’s victory yesterday even more impressive and puts her in contention of securing a silver medal, depending on today’s result between Curveilier and Lkhardi.

Elsewhere in the men’s heavyweight division, Scott Forrest was narrowly beaten via split-decision by France’s Soheb Bouafia.

Despite this, again due to lack of competitors, Forrest will still earn a place on the podium with a bronze medal with just three boxers competing in his weight division.

Looking ahead to today’s schedule and GB Boxing has three of its athletes in action, with all three guaranteed silver medals.

First up is Ramtin Musah competing in the final of the men’s middleweight competition after USA’s Joseph Hicks, who narrowly beat Ramtin earlier in the tournament, was forced to withdraw due to injury.

It means the 21-year-old will now face India’s Ashish Kumar when he steps into the ring later this afternoon.

Following that, George Crotty will be hoping to make it two gold medals from two competitions in 2020 when he faces USA’s Robby Gonzales in the men’s light-heavyweight final at 16:20.

Crotty was crowned champion in February’s Bocskai tournament and after beating Sweden’s Eridon Nuha via split decision on Wednesday will be hopeful be stand at the top of the podium this evening.

Concluding GB’s participation at the Alexis Vastine memorial and making her first appearance at the tournament at the same time, light-weight Paige Murney will be guaranteed a silver medal as soon as she steps through the ropes in today’s final against Poland’s Anneta Rygielska.

This will be the 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallists first competitive bout in just over a year, with her last outing coming in Russia at the Women’s World Championships where she was knocked out in the opening round.

 

Result’s from today’s bouts (30/10) is as follows:

81kg: George Crotty ENG BEATS Robby Gonzales USA

W60kg: Paige Murney ENG BEATS Aneta Rygielska POL

75kg Ashish Kumar IND BEATS Ramtin Musah 

 

All bouts can be streamed on YouTube by clicking the following link, with the action getting underway from 15:00 UK time.

If you are unable to tune in to the action this afternoon, stay tuned to our social media platforms for result updates or alternatively, check back on this article later this evening.

For more information on the Alexis Vastine tournament and who will be representing GB Boxing, click here.