Success for local boxers in Portugal

Paul Donnelly who won the Gold medal at Multi Nation Tournament in Portugal.
Paul Donnelly who won the Gold medal at Multi Nation Tournament in Portugal.

Paul Donnelly and Karol Dlugosz, members of the Scorpion Boxing Club in Ballymoney, returned home after a week long Multi Nations Tournament in Lisbon in Portugal.

They were there representing County Antrim against boxers from Spain Portugal and Brazil.

They contested three bouts each and Paul Donnelly really turned on the style as he won his first contest on points and progressed to easily beat the Spaniard in his second bout.

Paul showed all his class by putting in an excellent display in the final bout against his Brazillian opponent, stopping him in the third round and claiming the Gold Medal at 64 kilo.

Karol fighting at 81 kilo lost his first bout in a contest most thought he had done enough to get the verdict. He progressed to win his second bout only to lose his final bout by decision and claim a Bronze medal.

However, it was a great learning experience for the current Ulster Intermediate Champ who at 18 years is still relatively inexperienced and will have taken a lot from this.

All in all it capped another great week for Scorpion and with some of its boxers heading off to Switzerland and the USA early next year it promises to be another exciting season.