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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Euro gold for Broadhurst

Published 14/11/2012 | 12:01

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DUNDALK lass Amy Broadhurst became the only other Irish female boxer after Katie Taylor to win gold in European competition following a thrilling win over Svetlana Khilchenko of Russia in Poland at the weekend.

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The Dealgan BC southpaw, whose brothers Stephen and Paul have won bronze in European Youth and Schoolboy competition, claimed a 16-15 win in Wladyslawowo.

The rivals shared the first round 5-5, but the Russian edged 9-8 ahead after the second. However, six-time Irish champion Broadhurst kept finding the target with big lefts in the final round to secure victory.

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