Ellouise boxes for her country in Bulgaria

October 01 2019
Ellouise boxes for her country in Bulgaria

A DOWNEND Boxing Club fighter has represented her country at the European Youth Boxing Championships.

Ellouise Challenger, 16, competed for England at the tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria, in September.

The head coach of the Hillfields-based club, Craig Turner, said Ellouise was drawn against the significantly bigger Hungarian boxer, Viktуria Csill Ambrus.

He said it was a surprise when the judges' decision went to the Hungarian boxer after three punishing rounds.

Ellouise said: "It’s not the result I wanted but it was a great learning experience, and I was honoured to represent my country at the opening ceremony."

Craig added: "I was amazed at Ellie’s work ethic and determination ahead of the competition, it will serve her in great stead for future high level events. We couldn’t be prouder."