Silver at Golden Girl championships
THREE boxers from Downend Boxing Club took part in the female-only Golden Girl championships in Sweden at the end of January.
Boxers Ellouise Challenger, Morgan Baber and Georgia Williams with coaches Jo Turner and Grainne Quinn
Fresh from her victory in her first international bout against Ireland at Bristol’s City Hall in January, reported in last month’s Voice, Ellouise Challenger was joined by two other young hopefuls, 15-year-old Morgan Baber and Georgia Williams, 17, at the world-class championship in Boras.
Ellouise won her semi-final by unanimous decision against Danish boxer Anna Rasmussen, while Morgan overcame a bout of glandular fever late last year to lose a tight points decision in her final, with Georgia Williams also taking the silver in hers.
In her final Ellouise faced the massive talent of the Thai national champion Baison Manikon, losing on a 3-2 split decision.
Team manager Jo Turner said: “Three silver medals against that level of international opponent is just superb.”