European Boxing Championships: Rosie Eccles beats Sandy Ryan to reach last four

European Boxing Championships: Rosie Eccles beats Sandy Ryan to reach last four





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Eccles is hoping to become one of the first female boxers from Wales to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020

Welsh boxer Rosie Eccles beat England’s Sandy Ryan to reach the semi-finals of the European Boxing Championships and guarantee at least a bronze medal.

Eccles, who won silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, took victory by split decision in the welterweight bout in Madrid.

Irish lightweight Amy Broadhurst beat Russia’s Anastasia Belokova on points.

England’s Kariss Artingstall beat Spain’s Jennifer Fernandez in their featherweight bout.

However, there were defeats for Irish welterweight Christina Desmond and Scotland’s light-welterweight Megan Reid.

Desmond lost her quarter-final fight to Russia’s Darima Sandakova while Reid was beaten by Francesca Amato of Italy.






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