Source: GB Boxing

Women’s Junior and Youth Boxing World Championships

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The Women’s Junior and Youth World Championships took place between 16 – 23 May 2015 in Taipai.

England sent a team of five boxers: three youths, Ebonie Jones (51kg), Shona Whitwell (60kg) and Chantelle Reid (75kg) and two juniors Chloe Watson (46kg) and Ivy Jane Smith (52kg).

Watson and Whitwell made it through to the quarter finals but both lost on a unanimous points decision to Tuvakova (Russia) and Ichshanova (Kazakhstan) respectively.

Chantelle Reed, however, made it through to the semi-finals and faced Surmeneli (Turkey).  Both boxers had met on two occasions prior to this competition and held one win each, so it was all to box for in order to secure a place in the final.

The contest was a very close affair with Chantelle just running out of gas in the latter stages of the fight, allowing the Turk to win on a split decision.  But Chantelle proudly returned to the UK with a World Youth Bronze medal, a fantastic achievement.


16th May – Prelims

51kg Ebonie Jones (England) beat Pattanaporn (Thailand) Unan

60kg Shona Whitwell (England) beat Thi Mai Do (Vietnam) Unan

18th May – Prelims

51kg Ebonie Jones (England) beat Geliusa Galieva (Russia) Split

60kg Shona Whitwell (England) beat Chutharat (Thailand) Unan

46kg Chloe Watson (England) beat Nattacha Sillapakit (Thailand) Unan

52kg Ivy Jane Smith (England) lost to Mandeep Sandhu (India) Unan

19th May – Prelims

51kg Ebonie Jones lost to Sukyeong (Korea) Split

75kg Chantelle Reid (England) beat Anna Anfinogenova (Russia) Unan

20th May – Quarter Finals

46kg Chloe Watson (England) lost to Karina Tuvakova (Russia) Unan

60kg Shona Whitwell (England) lost to Nazym Ichshanova (Kazakhstan) Unan

75kg Chantelle Reid (England) beat Aoife Burke (Ireland) Unan

22nd May – Semi-Finals

75kg Chantelle Reid (England) lost to Busenaz Surmeneli (Turkey) Split

Photo above Chantelle Reid on the podium in Taipei (second from the right)  


Report by Lucy O’Connor