European Boxing Championships: Rosie Eccles beaten in European semis

Rosie Eccles
Eccles is hoping to become one of the first female boxers from Wales to compete at the Olympics in Tokyo 2020

Welsh boxer Rosie Eccles had to settle for bronze at the European Boxing Championships in Madrid after losing her semi-final to Angela Carini.

The welterweight from Caerleon lost a split decision to the Italian.

Eccles had hoped to claim gold and improve on the 2016 silver medal she won in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Eccles had beaten British rival Sandy Ryan in the quarters, earning a split decision win over England's 2018 Commonwealth Games silver medallist.

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