Liverpool amateur boxer Olivia Holmes claimed featherweight gold at the Bocskai amateur final in Debrecen, Hungary on Saturday.
Holmes, who trains out of Rotunda ABC in Kirkdale, overcame the host nation’s Szabinia Szucs over three rounds in the tournament final to pickup gold in the 57KG division.
The Liverpudlian enjoyed a solid first round behind a prodding left jab which she often followed with sharp straight rights.
Szucs landed a chopping right hand in the round’s final minute but was too easy to hit for the Team GB fighter.
RESULT: IT’S GOLD FOR @LivHolmes6! 🥇🥇🥇
She beats the host nation’s Szabina Szucs 🇭🇺 via unanimous points decision to be crowned featherweight champion! 👏 pic.twitter.com/NpMLHufZ86
— GB Boxing (@gbboxing) February 11, 2023
The second round saw more aggression from both fighters.
Holmes maintained better distance with her feet however allowing for more success with her lead hand.
Szucs enjoyed sporadic success with her own right hand but proved too easy to hit overall to sway the round in the Briton’s favour.
The third round proved Holmes’ best as she glided in and out of range to evade the oncoming attacks by the Hungarian.
Impressive head moment followed by accurate jabs and straight rights sealed victory for Holmes who won via unanimous decision.
The Liverpudlian defeated Dea Bolanca, Saniya Sultankyzy and Tina Rahimi earlier in the week to advance to Saturday’s final.
Holmes adds gold in Hungary to her seven national amateur championships.