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Griffiths-Johnson has Euros shot

Phoebe Griffiths-Johnson had a great run to the final at the England Boxing National Youth Championships in Birtley, Newcastle.


And despite losing at the final hurdle, the Bognor Amateur Boxing Club hot prospect had the consolation of learning she will have a shot at going for European glory.


Griffiths-Johnson lost to England boxer Holly Heffron (Heart of Portsmouth) by a unanimous decision last weekend as the championships were completed after the first attempt was abandoned following crowd violence last month in Coventry.


Griffiths-Johnson was competing in the Female Youth Under 51kg division and her passage to the final secured her a place in the Tri Nations England squad in May against Wales and Scotland.


Those championships will be held in Barnsley.


An added bonus is she has also earned a call-up for a selection camp this weekend ahead of the EUBC European Youth Boxing Championships which are taking place in Montenegro from April 22 until May 3.


The camp takes place at O’Dells Community Pride ABC this Sunday in Birmingham.


Coach Alan Wise said: “It was an outstanding performance by Phoebe in a very tough bout against an England boxer.


“Now she has been selected with three other girls in her weight category for the camp and to spar again to see if England will send her to the European Championships.”


Griffiths-Johnson beat Tyne Tees boxer Carmel Carey (Spennymoor) in her semi-final.


Great Britain boxers Pat and Luke McCormack and Calum French were at the finals to lend their support.

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