McGrail adds World bronze to European gold

McGrail adds World bronze to European gold
By Sportsbeat

31/08/2017 at 22:16Updated

English boxer Peter McGrail took a superb bronze medal at the Amateur Boxing World Championship in Hamburg, adding to his European gold from earlier this summer.

The 21-year-old lost his semi-final to Kairat Yeraliyev of Kazakhstan by a unanimous points decision, after the 2013 World Championship bronze medallist threw more punches and convinced the judges to hand him the fight.

But McGrail still secures a bronze medal, continuing his golden 2017.

The Liverpudlian was superb throughout the tournament though, and insists it is all part of his development as he continues to push for the Tokyo Olympics.

"I'll be bringing a world bronze medal back to Liverpool gutted it not a gold but the support has been amazing thanks to everyone," he said.

"European Gold and World bronze in the space of two months, looking forward to the future."

McGrail secured England’s only gold on the final day at the European Championship in June with victory over Ukrainian Mykola Butsenko.

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