First win at Europeans for Connal

Connal McDonald
Connal McDonald

In the heavyweight division at the European Youth Boxing Championships in Croatia, Whithorn Bravehearts’ boxer Connal McDonald had a confidence boosting first win against his Slovakian opponent.

The following report on the bout was published on the Boxing Scotland website:

Connal McDonald (SCO) v Michal Gavaj (SVK)

“Connal started the bout extremely well controlling the distance and using his jab to good effect. In the second round, Connal raised his game and started to catch his opponent with eye catching uppercuts and two phase attacks switching well to the body when required. Throughout the third round, Connal’s footwork and long range punching secured a great unanimous win.”