Calum French obtained again in motion and Rosie Eccles obtained revenge as the following technology of GB boxers competed on the Socikas in Lithuania
A promising squad of recent British boxers impressed on the Socikas match that completed in Lithuania on Could 15. GB had 5 boxers safe gold medals: Kiaran MacDonald at 52kgs, Calum French at 64kgs, Rosie Eccles at 69kgs, Conner Tudsbury at 81kgs and Scottish heavyweight Scott Forrest, all ones to look at for the following Olympic cycle.
Rosie Eccles’ triumph on the match was bittersweet. In her first bout she obtained revenge on the Russian boxer who had eradicated her from the Olympic qualification occasion in 2020, beating Saadat Dalgatova on a cut up resolution. Within the closing she comfortably beat the host nation’s Augustina Markelionytevia.
Calum French returned to motion for the primary time in 18 months. “I do know it was just a bit match in Lithuania nevertheless it meant every little thing to us profitable that. After 18 months out with the damage, with the Covid [situation], profitable that match meant one thing to us,” French advised Boxing Information.
After getting his eye in in opposition to Lithuania’s Lukas Pusvaskis, profitable unanimously, he outscored France’s Lounes Hamraoui by cut up resolution within the semi-final. Then he took on seasoned worldwide medallist Enrico Lacruz of Holland, outpointing him unanimously. “[Hamraoui] is an effective child, southpaw, he had good footwork, razor sharp jab. However as soon as I began going by the gears with him he couldn’t go together with us. Lacruz is Lacruz clearly, he’s all the time sport. That was the third time I boxed him.”
“He’s skilled, he’s been in there with a number of good fighters. He’s obtained good wins over [Lazaro] Alvarez. He’s obtained a number of main medals to his identify,” French continued. “He’s massive, tall, robust and gangly. He’s awkward to struggle in opposition to as nicely as a result of he’s fairly scrappy. You’d assume with him being such a long-limbed child he’d field at lengthy vary quite a bit however he will get in to struggle quite a bit. He’s fairly awkward to struggle in opposition to. He in all probability hates me now. I’ve beat him thrice.
“My response after I gained the ultimate, it was pure ardour. It was an unbelievable feeling getting again amongst it. Getting again amongst the golds as nicely. Once I first obtained on GB I used to be profitable gold medal after gold medal and also you don’t actually realise how a lot you like profitable them gold medals till you’re sat on that second tier and even the bronze medal. To get again on high of the rostrum was an unreal feeling.”
Welsh and Scottish squads additionally impressed within the match. Wales’ Billy Unsworth secured consequence when he outpointed GB’s Niall Farrell on a cut up resolution within the 57kgs closing. Middleweight Taylor Bevan delivered a robust sequence of performances as he took 75kgs gold. Welsh twins Ioan Croft and Garan Croft secured silver medals and Scotland’s Reese Lynch additionally earned a gold medal, beating Ukraine’s Danylo Lozan on a unanimous resolution in his closing bout.
52: Kiaran MacDonald (England) outpd Lennon Mulligan (Scotland) unan, MacDonald outpd Marius Vysniauskas (Lithuania) unan, Ibrahim Boukedim (France) outpd Ryan Carlin (Scotland) cut up, MacDonald outpd Boukedim unan. 57: Niall Farrell (England) outpd Vasile Usturoi (Belgium) cut up, Billy Unsworth (Wales) outpd Farrell cut up. 60: Edgaras Skurdelis (Lithuania) outpd Charlie Doig (Scotland) unan. 64: Reese Lynch (Scotland) outpd Eduardo Bajak (Germany) unan, Danylo Lozan (Ukraine) outpd Luke Bibby (Scotland) cut up, Enrico Lacruz (Netherlands) outpd Robbie McKechnie (Scotland) cut up, Calum French (England) outpd Lukas Pusvaskis (Lithuania) unan, Lynch outpd Modestas Zmuidina (Lithuania) cut up, French outpd Lounes Hamraoui (France) cut up, Lynch outpd Lozan unan, French outpd Lacruz unan. 69: Tyler Jolly (Scotland) outpd Mykola Keush (Ukraine) cut up, Sebastian Terteryan (Denmark) outpd Harris Akbar (England) cut up, Stephen Newns (Scotland) outpd Cas van Peer (Netherlands) unan, Rosie Eccles (Wales) outpd Saadat Dalgatova (Russia) cut up, Ioan Croft (Wales) outpd Jolly unan, Hugo Grau (France) outpd Newns cut up, Eccles stpd Augustina Markelionyte (Lithunia) 2nd, Filip Wachala (Poland) outpd Croft unan. 75: Iveta Lesinskyte (Lithuania) outpd Kerry Davis (England) unan, Taylor Bevan (Wales) outpd Anton Embulaev (Finalnd) unan, Zenfira Magomedalieva (Russia) outpd Davis unan, Garan Croft (Wales) outpd Lukasz Zygula (Poland) unan, Bevan stpd Oleksandr Shytyi (Ukraine) 2nd, Moreno Fendero (France) outpd Ramtin Musah (England) cut up, Vytautas Balsys (Lithuania) outpd Croft unan, Bevan outpd Fendero cut up. 81: Conner Tudsbury (England) outpd Pal Kovacs (Hungary) unan, Tudsbury outpd Monny Raphael (France) unan, Tudsbury outpd Rick de Nooijer (Netherlands) unan. 91: Scott Forrest (Scotland) stpd Krisztian Kovacs (Hungary) 1st, Avton Borzsei (Sweden) stpd Samson Leyson (Wales) third, Forrest stpd Simonas Urbonavicius (Lithuania) 2nd, Forrest outpd Oleksandr Pylypchuk (Ukraine) unan. 91&: Jonas Jazevicius (Lithuania) outpd Scrumptious Orie (England) cut up.