NEWS ROUND-UP: TEAM WALES, ECONOMIDES AND GARDINER

This weekend, a team of Welsh boxer are competing in the Gee Bee tournament. There hasn’t been a good start for Wales whose only win so far has come from lightweight (60KG) Joe Cordina, the victor over Latvia’s Artjoms Ramlays via Unanimous Decision. However, there has been defeats for bantamweight (56KG) Sean McGoldrick, light-welterweight (64KG) Zack Davies and heavyweight (91KG) Kody Davies. Earlier this week, GB Army’s Ashley Williams won the Combined Services Championships in Lancashire. The light-flyweight (49KG) has been one of the most improved amateur boxers in Wales over the last 18 months and the secret is set to be unleashed at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this summer. Tonight in Chester, Connah Quay’s Paul Economides (13-5) fights Hungary’s David Kanalas (14-10, 7KO) for the World Boxing Federation International title. Although lightly regarded, the trinket title gives Economides an opportunity to compete in his sixth career ten rounder. The Welshman, known as ‘The Spartan’, enters the fight having suffered back-to-back losses for the first time in his career. Aberystwyth’s Jamie Ambler (10-56-2, 3KO) is back on the road tonight, heading to London to face hometown prospect Tom Baker (7-0, 1KO). The pair were initially due to meet in February at York Hall but will now face off at the Copper Box Arena on a Frank Warren show. BoxingWales would like to send our best wishes to Dai Gardiner who has been hospitalised this week. Gardiner has been a pillar of Welsh boxing for more than 50 years, helping shape it’s history as a boxer, trainer, manager and promoter.

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