Lisa Whiteside beats Hrvojka Cudina in EU Championships

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Lisa Whiteside won her opening fight at the EU Championships in Hungary, beating Croatia's Hrvojka Cudina.

The England boxer from Preston forced Cudina to take a standing count in the first round, and a further two in the second before the 54kg fight was stopped on a technical knockout.

It was the police officer's first bout since joining the Olympic programme full time and taking a career break.

The 27-year-old won bronze in the Championships last time out in 2011.

Salford's 16-year-old flyweight Crystal Barker lost 3-0 to Turkey's Neriman Istik in the youth competition

Olympic goal medal winner Nicola Adams beat Italy's Terry Gordini on points to start her flyweight title defence on Monday.

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