GB welterweight Pat McCormack won a place in the finals of the World championships in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
He overcame Uzbekistan’s Bobo-Usmon Baturov in the semi-final on Friday (September 20). McCormack won a unanimous decision, soundly outboxing the strong, belligerent Uzbek. That sets up a final showdown with host nation boxer and fellow Olympian Andrei Zamkovoi on Saturday.
McCormack is the first English boxer to reach a men’s World championship final since Anthony Joshua and Luke Campbell in 2011. Only one male British boxer has won gold at an amateur World championships before, that was Frankie Gavin all the way back in 2007.