Repton ace Ward nets multi-nations bronze
PUBLISHED: 14:27 15 July 2009 | UPDATED: 14:34 05 October 2010
Repton star Martin Ward has added another medal to his collection of international honours
Repton star Martin Ward has added another medal to his collection of international honours after bringing back the bronze award from a multi-nations event in Germany last weekend.
The Bethnal Green club boxer, whose senior ABA campaign was ended by a controversial disqualification in the national semi-finals last month, bounced back in style with two good wins before a last-four defeat by a Turkish opponent.
The 17-year-old Repton ace, who competed in the ABAs at bantamweight, stepped up to the featherweight class for his latest taste of international action.
Ward came through his qualifying bout in Germany, defeating his Scottish rival in style after boxing his way to a convincing victory, before following up with another impressive performance against the Hungarian featherweight choice.
But his semi-final rival forced the pace in their clash with the backing of a powerful supporting squad from the local Turkish contingent and took the verdict from the judges.
Having returned home this week, Ward will report to the ABA training squad to prepare for his next international assignment.
He has been selected for next month's European Youth Boxing Championships, which will be staged in Szczecin, Poland.
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