Six out of seven for England on day two

August 5, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


Six victories out of seven bouts made for a largely excellent second day for England at the EUBC European Schools Championships 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.

In the morning session’s opening bout in ring A at 40kg, Sharpstyle’s Thomas Varey secured a 4-1 split decision success over Maksym Altunyan.

It was followed up by another success at 59kg, where West Ham’s Anthony Connors edged out another Ukranian, Oleh Hichva on a 3-2 split decision.

In Ring B, at 50kg, Ellis Panter recorded a 5-0 unanimous verdict against Romania’s Aurelian Marinionut but there was disappointment for Newham’s Emmanuel Buttigieg as he was forced to retire from his 56kg contest against the Netherlands’ Sven Cuppen in the second round with a leg injury.

When the evening session got underway, Newark’s Sam Hardy (above, in red) was triumphant at 54kg in ring A, securing a unanimous 5-0 scoreline against Italy’s Mattia Prezzinga.

The Three Lions also continued to roar in ring B as City of Leicester’s Denaeo George, at 38.5kg, and Pinewood’s Joe Cooper, at 48kg, were unanimous 5-0 victors over Slovenia’s Patrik Remistar and Hungary’s Almos Lantos respectively.

Tomorrow is the turn of the girls, with the bout list as below.


Afternoon session 14.00

Ring A

Bout 1

42kg Jocelyn Kilkenny ENG  v  Kate O’Keefe IRL

Bout 6

60kg Fatma Erol TUR  v  Abby Briggs ENG


Ring B

Bout 3

46kg Madison Clarkson SCO  v  Jessica Keeton ENG


Evening session 17.00

Ring A

Bout 1

48kg Alice Pumphrey ENG  v  Aureja Adomaityte LTU


Ring B

Bout 4

54kg Gracie Holland ENG  v  Alina Maliar UKR


Bout 6

Amber Moss-Birch ENG  v  Beatrice Benini.