Holland wins on Euros opening day
August 4, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny
It was a mixed day for England on the first day of the EUBC European Boxing Championships 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia.
Things started well for the Three Lions as Gracie Holland (Priory Park, pictured above, blue headguard) was a unanimous 5-0 winner over Belarus’ Hanna Serada in the girls Under 54kg category.
But Frank Middleton (West Ham) then suffered disappointment as he was beaten in a close 3-2 split decision by Belarus’ Hatsaku Aliaksei at 44.5kg.
And England were on the wrong end of the result in their only other bout when Elijah Moore was beaten in the evening session.
The Kent Gloves boxer went down a 4-1 split decision defeat to Dmytro Mischenko of Ukraine.
It is a busy day for England’s boxers tomorrow (Monday) with the schedule as below.
40kg Thomas Varey V Maksym Altunyan UKR
59kg Anthony Connors ENG V Oleh Hichva UKR
50kg Aurelian Marinionut ROU V Ellis Panter ENG
56kg Emmanuel Buttigieg ENG V Sven Cuppen NED
54kg Sam Hardy ENG V Mattia Prezzinga ITA
38.5kg Patrik Remistar SLO V Denaeo George ENG
48kg Joe Cooper ENG V Almos Lantos HUN.