Connor punches his way to gold

Connor Law - Glenrothes Boxing Club
Connor Law - Glenrothes Boxing Club
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Glenrothes boxer Connor Law punched his way to gold in the Tammer Tournament held in Finland.

Fourteen nations took part but Connor’s first opponent in the quarter-final came from close to home as he went toe to toe with England’s number two, Ekow Essuman.

Despite his opponent’s experience, he was a member of the Team GB set up in 2012, Connor won a unanimous points decision 3-0. In the semi-final, Connor faced another experienced fighter, Jashmid Nazri of Norway, the country’s number one seed with over 90 fights under his belt.

However, with a superb display of counter punching his opponent Connor won with another unanimous point decision.

With the final lined up, Connor was told his opponent, the number one 
Finnish boxer Antti Hietala, had withdrawn through injury, giving him his third European gold medal and a huge boost to his chance of being selected for the Commonwealth Games next year.