Controversy over Tyler loss in Russia

Tyler Jolly in Russia last week
Tyler Jolly in Russia last week

Whithorn Braveheart boxer, Tyler Jully, lost his third round bout controversially in the Youth World Championship in Russia.

Tyler was dumped out of the competition on a controversial descision by the umpire, who gave the nod to his opponent from Belarus.

After the bout, a Boxing Scotland spokesperson raged: “Utter frustration out here in Russia with Tyler delivering a career best performance against the Belarussian Boxer Pavel Mikhailiuk,

“Tyler landed cleanly throughout the contest as well as being tactically and technically superior however the judges via a split decision decided it was Mikhailiuk who was the winner!

“No words can console Tyler at this present time but the coaching team would like to congratulate him on an absolutely fantastic performance.”

Braveheart coach Tom Jolly added: “Tyler’s done Scotland proud, having three bouts to reach the last 16 in the world championships has been amazing. At these tournaments he is learning all the time. The medals will come.“

Tyler was on a roll at the championships having put in a brilliant performance to beating Estonian Vlad Romanjuk from Estonia in his first round bout 5-0.

Then he won by the same margin against the very accomplished Seidibaliev from Kyrgyzstan.

Tyler Jolly headed off to St Petersburg last week to compete for Scotland in the Youth World Championship, with 75 countries registered for this event along with 417 boxers.