Here they are, the finals of the BUCS championships. Saturday kicked off with team events, team Birmingham (UoB) went off to a great start, i beat my opponent 8-0 and rest of the team sealed the win, we went through 2 more rounds and faced a strong team from Coventry in the semi finals, i fought a good fighter and put in a good performance but picking up a eye injury in the closing stages winning the fight a comfortable 7-1. in the final i once again won my fight 8-0 and the team came down to the very last fighter with team Birmingham taking the win and becoming the British University team champions, this is the first time the University of Birmingham have ever won a gold at BUCS and shows just what a bright future the team has. However i couldn’t compete the next day due to the eye injury, although it had got a lot better my coach decided it wasn’t the best decision for me to fight as blood was still in my eyeball. Plus with he senior Dutch open, a world series event, and senior European Selections not too far away i had to think long term prioritize my busy schedule of competitions. No Doubt me a Team Birmingham will be back in force next year with me being named the captain of the team for next year.
unfortunately is was not to be this time, i had a first round bye and faced France in the second round, a tough draw, the french fighter was very strong and the fight was close seeing me win it 2-1 and into the second round to face Ukraine against Ukraine i came out strong quickly scoring two 1 point punches, the opponent threw a kick which although it went past the head on video scored. 3-2 down i pressured him for 2 minuets finally i got it back with about 20 seconds to go, with me attacking for easily the majority of the fight i thought i had the decision even through he came hunting for his point thinking he would lose decision, with it tied at 3-3 everyone, even my opponent clearly thought i had won, but the decision went 3-2 against me taking me out of the competition i bitter ending for this years junior europeans as i felt i was a strong medal contender even though i still have another 2 1/2 years in this section