Samuel Carmona and Mihai Nistor in action in Tenerife
QUALITY European boxers were in action at the Box-am Tournament in Tenerife, which concluded on November 4. Commonwealth Games medallist Ashley Williams took on Spanish Olympian, and European medallist, Samuel Carmona in his homeland. Carmona, who eliminated Paddy Barnes from Rio 2016, won a unanimous decision and went on to take gold in the tournament.
“A tough fight that I have learned a lot from. I give it my all but the better man won on the day,” Williams said.
The Welsh team did see Lynsey
Holdaway win gold, outpointing both Spain’s Rocio Suarez and then Romania’s Steluta Duta.
Among the other personalities involved, Romanian super-heavy
Mihai Nistor, the last man to halt Anthony Joshua lest we forget, was in action. He went straight into the final and knocked out Spain’s
Cristian Brito in three rounds.
Irish duo Kelly Harrington at lightweight and welterweight Grainne Walsh won their finals. Harrington beat Romania’s Cristina Cosma unanimously while Walsh took a split decision over Welsh boxer Rosie Eccles.