LAYLA ABDULLATIF GOLD MEDAL PAN-EUROPEAN CHAPIONSHIP SCHOOLBOYS /GIRLS

Scotland’s Alan Perrie defeated his English rival in a unique semi-final while Cyprus, Georgia and Moldova made history in women’s boxing

Surprises of the day

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

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