GB Boxers return from Grand Prix with six medal haul, including gold medals for Paris 2024 trio

By 17th June 2024News

GREAT Britain’s boxers have returned from last week’s Grand Prix tournament in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, with a six-medal haul which includes gold medals for Paris 2024 trio: Charley Davison, Pat Brown and Delicious Orie.

The remaining three medals were all bronze and were claimed by Demie-Jade Resztan, Sameenah Toussaint and Chantelle Reid following their participation in their respective round robin events which were ran for all female weight categories on this occasion.

Cindy Ngamba, who trains with GB Boxing and was representing the refugee team, also picked up a bronze medal with the Paris-bound middleweight picking up a unanimous victory over India’s Lovlina Borgohain along the way.

Two-time Olympian Charley Davison won both of her round robin bouts to secure her second gold medal in as many tournaments in 2024.

The bantamweight was crowned champion at the World Boxing Cup event in America earlier this year and impressive victories over both Germany’s Tatjana Oberneiner (5:0) and China’s Yuan Chang (4:1), saw her clinch her place at the top of the podium.

Heavyweight Pat Brown was boxing for the first time since booking his place at Paris 2024 and wasted no time in carrying on where he left off.

The Manchester boxer won three bouts during his time in Usti nad Labem.

The first via walkover against Filip Beirnal, the second lasting less than 3 minutes as the ref halted the contest with Marek Smejkal inside the first round and the third and final victory coming in impressive fashion – beating China’s Xuezhen Han unanimously to seal gold.

The final boxer to claim gold on the final day of action was super-heavyweight Delicious Orie.

Orie was competing for the first time due to low participation numbers at the weight but made no mistake, in what was a fiercely contested bout with Norway’s Omar Shiha, as the British boxer came out on top of a 3:2 split decision by the judges.