NINE British boxers are one win away from qualifying for the 2016 Olympic Games. At the qualification event in Samsun, Turkey a shock loss saw a decision go against Pat McCormack, to unheralded Armenian Hovhannes Bachkov. Cyrus Pattinson also lost to Armenia’s Vladimir Margaryan. But the rest of the GB team are through. Nicola Adams needs to win her semi-final to reach Rio 2016. There are three places available in each of the men’s divisions, victory in a semi-final would therefore guarantee qualification but defeat would at least put them through to a box-off for an Olympic spot.

Rob McCracken, Performance Director of GB Boxing, said, “The team has performed superbly and it is very good to have reached a point where we have nine boxers one win away from qualification however the job is not yet completed. This is an extremely tough competition and our boxers need to ensure they keep their focus and maintain the level of performance that has got them this far.”

Wednesday 13 April 2016 – Quarter finals results:

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

81kg Joshua Buatsi (England/GB) beat Serge Michel (Germany) 3:0

51kg Nicola Adams (England/GB) beat Sarah Oarahmoune (France) 3:0

64kg Pat McCormack (England/GB) lost to Hovhannes Bachkov (Armenia) 2:1

91&kg Joe Joyce (England/GB) beat Kem Larsen (Denmark) 3:0

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

69kg Cyrus Pattinson (England/GB) lost to Vladimir Margaryan (Armenia) 3:0

91kg Lawrence Okolie (England/GB) beat Seyder Keser (Turkey) 3:0

52kg Muhammed Ali (England/GB) beat Ihor Sapinskyi (Ukraine) 3:0

56kg Qais Ashfaq (England/GB) beat Adrian Kowal (Poland) 3:0

75kg Anthony Fowler (England/GB) beat Bogdan Juratoni (Romania) 2:1

Friday 15 April 2016 – Semi-finals line up:

49kg Galal Yafai (England/GB) v Samuel Carmona Heredia (Spain)

51kg Nicola Adams (England/GB) v Marielle Hansen (Norway)

56kg Qais Ashfaq (England/GB) v Mykola Butsenko (Ukraine)

75kg Antony Fowler (England/GB) v Christian Mbilli Assomo (France)

52kg Muhammad Ali (England/GB) v Daniel Asenov (Bulgaria)

60kg Joe Cordina (Wales/GB) v David Joyce (Ireland)

81kg Joshua Buatsi (England/GB) v Oleksandr Khyzhniuk (Ukraine)

91kg Lawrence Okolie (England/GB) v Abdulkadir Abdullayev (Azerbaijan)

91&kg Joe Joyce (England/GB) v Istvan Bernath (Hungary)