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GB Boxing team progressing at Olympic qualifier

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GB Boxing have 11 through to quarter-finals in Samsun, Turkey

ON Tuesday at the Olympic qualification event in Samsun, Turkey, GB’s new welterweight Cyrus Pattinson picked up a great win over Arajik Marutjan, beating the German, who was seeded third in this competition, on a unanimous decision, 29-28 for all three judges.

South Norwood and Victory light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi has reached the quarter-final, unanimously outpointing Spain’s Alejandro Camacho Fernandez.

Quality Irish middleweight Michael O’Reilly lost a unanimous decision to Finland’s Ilari Kujala, 30-27 and 29-28 twice. Britain’s Antony Fowler beat Moldova’s Valeri Sirbu unanimously to reach the 75kgs quarter-final.

GB 56kgs Qais Ashfaq’s bout was stopped on a cut though he beat Georgia’s Merab Turkadze on a technical decision.

Ireland’s David Olive Joyce won at lightweight, beating Georgia’s Otar Eranosyan on a unanimous decision. GB’s Joe Cordina outscored Hungary’s Miklos Varga winning every round for all three judges.

GB heavyweight Lawrence Okolie won a split decision against Roy Korving from the Netherlands. Darren O’Neill halted Sweden’s Gabriel Richards in a round at 91kgs.

Britain now has 11 boxers through to the quarter-finals at the European Olympic Qualification Event.

Lined up for today (April 13) are:

51kg Ceire Smith (Ireland) v Tetyana Kob (Ukraine)

60kg Katie Taylor (Ireland) v Yvonne Rasmussen (Denmark)

75kg Cristine Desmond (Ireland) v Petra Szatmari (Hungary)

60kg David Joyce (Ireland) v Vazgen Safaryants (Belarus)

60kg Joseph Cordina (Wales/GB) v Domenico Valentino (Italy)

81kg Joshua Buatsi (England/GB) v Serge Michel (Germany)

51kg Nicola Adams (England/GB) v Sarah Oarahmoune (France)

64kg Pat McCormack (England/GB) v Hovhannes Bachkov (Armenia)

91&kg Joe Joyce (England/GB) v Kem Larsen (Denmark)

49kg Galal Yafai (England/GB) v Danlil Platonovschi (Moldova)

69kg Cyrus Pattinson (England/GB) v Vladimir Margaryan (Armenia)

91kgs Darren O’Neill (Ireland) v Abdulkadir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)

91kg Lawrence Okolie (England/GB) v Seyder Keser (Turkey)

52kg Muhammed Ali (England/GB) v Ihor Sapinskyi (Ukraine)

56kg Qais Ashfaq (England/GB) v Adrian Kowal (Poland)

75kg Antony Fowler (England/GB) v Bogdan Juratoni (Romania)


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