Lambert suffers narrow defeat on opening day in Belgrade

By 25th October 2021News

Harvey Lambert was narrowly beaten on the opening day of the AIBA World Boxing Championships in Belgrade, Serbia.

Despite an impressive outing competing in his first major tournament representing GB Boxing, the welterweight was beaten by Russia’s Evgenii Kool.

In a close fought encounter that could have gone either way, the 24-year-old found himself on the wrong side of a split decision (4:1).

Three boxers are in action tomorrow (Tuesday 26th October)

First up, and facing a tough bout against Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Yuberjen Martinez Rivas of Columbia in the flyweight (51kg) division.

He will then be followed by middleweight Lewis Richardson who competes for the first time since the Olympic qualifier and will be up against the host nation’s Almir Memic.

Concluding the action on day two will be Lewis Williams as he faces Azerbaijan’s Rauf Rahimov.

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Tomorrow’s schedule (Tuesday 26th October):

Flyweight 51kg – Kiaran MacDonald vs Yuberjen Martinez Rivas COL – Tuesday 26th October – 17.30pm UK Time

Middleweight 75kg – Lewis Richardson vs Almir Memic SRB – Tuesday 26th October – 18.30pm UK Time

Heavyweight 92kg – Lewis Williams vs Rauf Rahimov AZE – Tuesday 26th October – 20.00pm UK Time