Two vic­to­ries in Sara­jevo sees John Docherty strike gold

Boxing News - - Amateurs -

FIVE box­ers from Eng­land, Wales and Scot­land rep­re­sented GB at the Mustafa tour­na­ment in Sara­jevo, Bos­nia from September 23-24.

Scot­tish mid­dleweight John Docherty picked up two vic­to­ries, stop­ping Bos­nia’s Jey Ali in the third round. That put him through to the fi­nal, where he unan­i­mously out­pointed Bel­gium’s Ruben Ve­ci­unca.

Docherty’s coun­try­man Scott For­rest went straight to the heavyweight fi­nal, where he outscored Bos­nia’s Elver Sen­dro.

Welsh light­weight Micky Mcdonagh also pro­ceeded straight to the fi­nal and was vic­to­ri­ous. He beat Jasin Lama, tak­ing a points de­ci­sion over the Mace­do­nian.

Tal­ented wel­ter­weight Har­ris Ak­bar lost out on the cards, los­ing a de­ci­sion to home coun­try boxer Adem Fe­ta­hovic.

Blane Hy­land didn’t get a point, but ended up tak­ing a gold medal home via walkover.

PRIDE OF SCOT­LAND: Mid­dleweight Docherty [left] is an in­creas­ingly ex­pe­ri­enced in­ter­na­tional boxer

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