Cyprus is one of the developing European boxing countries which team arrived to Tbilisi with high expectations this time. Their Laila Abdullatif is a talented girl at the flyweight (40kg) but she was not a favourite for a place in the finals. The Cyprian youngster has done a historical success reaching the semi-finals in the EUBC European Schoolgirls Boxing Championships but she was planning to get a better result. Abdullatif gave in everything, boxed over her previous limit and eliminated Ireland’s Shakira McCrudden in the semi-finals of this strong weight class.
12 August 2019