Boxer Charlie Edwards guaranteed European bronze medal

If you think bidding online for an London 2012 ticket is tough, you should try going through what 18-year-old Beddington boxer Charlie Edwards is doing, fighting his way to an Olympic berth.

In Ankara, Turkey, for his senior international championship debut, light-flyweight Edwards is guaranteed at least a European bronze medal after winning his quarter-final yesterday.

The Daily Mail report today says: “18-year-old Edwards came from behind at the start of the final round to score the notable scalp of Spain’s two-time former European medallist Jose Kelvin de la Nieve 16-13.

“It was an excellent performance from Edwards, who was only promoted to the Great Britain podium programme in May after winning his first ABA title. He will next face Azerbaijan’s Salman Alizada.”

The news of Edwards’s win had to be relayed to the Centre Court at Wimbledon, where his sometime training partner and biggest fan, 15-year-old brother Sunny, is serving as a ball boy during the tournament.

via Four British boxers into semi-finals at the European Amateur Championships | Mail Online.

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