Amateur | Issue | Premium | Aug 13 2019

‘Phenomenal’ nine medals for England at European Schools championships

The future is bright for England boxing in this week's Amateur Scene

ENGLAND boxing teams at youth levels continue to excel. At the European Schoolboy and Schoolgirl championships, which ran from August 3-11 in Tbilisi, Georgia, England topped the medal table with nine gold medals in all, as well as two silver and three bronze medals.

On Saturday Sophie Harker, Alice Pumphrey, Amber Moss-Birch and Denaeo George all won gold for England.

Harker, at 36kgs, beat Ukraine’s Anastasiia Burlak on a split points decision to take the top spot in their division. Golden Ring’s Moss-Birch outscored Georgia’s Tatia Bukia on a split decision in their 70kgs final. Denaeo George [pictured], City of Leicester, also defeated a host nation boxer, beating Luka Tsuleiskiri in the 38.5kgs final on a split decision as well.


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