Boxing: Danyal Mahmood takes gold in the Lonsdale Box Cup
Date published: 12 June 2018
Danyal Mahmood with Patrick Connellan
Queensway ABC boxer Danyal Mahmood won a gold medal in the Lord Lonsdale Box Cup.
Mahmood travelled to Penrith, Cumbria to compete in the cup alongside nearly 300 other boxers from across the country.
Reaching the final in his first outing in over a year since winning a national title and sustaining a bad hand injury, Mahmood was up against Thomas Dring.
The first round saw both boxers trying to dominate the centre of the ring and get their jabs working. Cleaner work took round one for Mahmood.
Dring came out fast in the second round, trying to even things up but the southpaw style of Mahmood was proving too tricky. Even though Dring got some success with the lead backhand, Mahmood did enough to take the round.
In the third round, Mahmood stayed on the outside of his opponent’s stance and landed the cleaner shots, taking the round and clinching the gold medal.
He now has the chance to defend his title over the next two years in order to win a Lonsdale belt.