World Championships 2021: Lambert first to go after draw made

October 25, 2021 | by Matt Halfpenny


Harvey Lambert will get England’s AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships 2021 campaign underway tonight (25th October) as he takes on Russian Evgenii Kool at Welterweight.

The St Paul’s boxer (pictured left) is the only one of England’s boxers in action on the opening day after the draw was made yesterday (24th October).

Moss Side Fire’s Conner Tudsbury has been added to the Three Lions’ squad, meaning they now have nine boxers competing.

He will take on Israel’s v Yan Zak at cruiserweight on Wednesday afternoon.

Four boxers – Niall Farrell, Harris Akbar, George Crotty and Delicious Orie – received first round byes, but all but one of them know who they will face in the second preliminary round.

Akbar will wait to see if he faces either Mahmod Said of Somalia or Yurii Zakharieiev of Ukraine on Wednesday afternoon (27th October).

You can watch the day one action live by clicking here.

Full World Championships draw

Under 51kg

Kiaran MacDonald (Eng) v Yuberjen Martinez Rivas (Col) – 26th October, evening.

Under 57kg

Niall Farrell (Eng) v Samuel Kistohurry (Fra) – 28th October, afternoon. Bye through first prelim round.

Under 67kg

Harvey Lambert (Eng) v Evgenii Kool (RBF) – 25th October, evening.

Under 71kg

Harris Akbar (Eng) v Mahmod Said (Som) or Yurii Zakharieiev (Ukr) – 29th October, evening. Bye through first prelim round.

Under 75kg

Lewis Richardson (Eng) v Almir Memic (Ser) – 26th October, evening.

Under 80kg

George Crotty (Eng) v Omurbek Bekzhigit Uulu (Kgz) – 30th October, afternoon. Bye through first prelim round.

Under 86kg

Conner Tudsbury (Eng) v Yan Zak (Isr) – 27th October, afternoon.

Under 92kg

Lewis Williams (Eng) v Rauf Aze Rahimov (Aze) – 26th October, evening.

Over 92kg

Delicious Orie (Eng) v Luis W Gomez Meneses (Mex) – 28th October, afternoon. Bye through first prelim round.