Amateur | Sep 18 2019

GB boxers guarantee medals at World championships

McCormack, McGrail and Whittaker will all feature in the semi-finals of the World championships
World championships
AIBA

THE GB boxing team guaranteed themselves medals at the AIBA World championships in Russia with four of their boxers winning their quarter-finals at the Expo Arena in Ekaterinburg on Wednesday (September 18).

Burton super-heavyweight Frazer Clarke produced a surprising victory when he edged out host nation boxer Maksim Babanin. Clarke had boxed well from range, stepping backwards to land his jab and bringing his heavy cross through. But the portly Russian had bustled forward, cuffing Clarke with hooks on the inside and he raised his arms in celebration at the final bell. But it was Clarke who took an unexpected split decision. At least at first. In a novel situation the Russian federation lodged a successful protest and had the result reversed in Babanin’s favour. Further details HERE.

Register now to keep reading

We're chuffed that you are enjoying our website. To continue reading and to help us to provide the best coverage and a great online experience please take a few moments to register. You'll be able to read more online content and get the latest news via the Daily Jabs newsletter.

For unlimited access to all our award-winning content including exclusive subscriber-only stories and a digital archive of editions back to January 2012 you will need to subscribe

Got an account? Sign in