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Broadhurst marks 22nd birthday with European gold

Broadhurst marks 22nd birthday with European gold

Dundalk boxer Amy Broadhurst marked her 22nd birthday in style this morning as she claimed a glorious second gold medal at the European Under-22 Championships in Vladikavkaz in Russia.

Broadhurst beat Italian Rebecca Nicoli in Russia on a 4-1 split-decision to top the podium.

A bout which pitted the reigning champions at lightweight and light welter against each other, Broadhurst showed her skill to edge her larger and physically strong opponent.

The Muirhevnamor southpaw landed smart straight shots in the opening two rounds before holding off a third round push from Nicoli to secure the win and her second gold medal at this level.

Four of the cards read 29-28 in her favour against a 30-27 for the Italian.

The Muirhevnamor fighter’s medal tally now reads: European Junior gold, European Youth gold, European Union Youth gold, European Youth silver, and a pair of European Under-22 golds.

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