Team GB Seals Boxing Medal Record At Tokyo 2020 Olympics As Anthony Joshua Congratulates ‘History Makers’ After Pat McCormack Wins Silver

The GB team set a boxing record at Tokyo 2020 and will bring home six Olympic medals from the games.

The Olympic boxing format guarantees the two losing semi-finalists a bronze medal, with money obviously going to the defeated finalist and gold to the winner.

GB’s six-medal tally in 2020 is a modern record, with the achievement unmatched since 1920, when the format was vastly different and far fewer nations entered.

Anthony Joshua called the team “history makers”

Galal Yafai’s quarter-final triumph on Tuesday morning secured him at least bronze in the flyweight division.

He will now try to go further and move on to silver or gold in his semi-final against Kazakh Saken Bibossinov on Thursday at 6:48 a.m. KST.

2012 super heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua praised the team for the joint achievement

Also on Tuesday, Pat McCormack was confirmed for a silver medal as he was outclassed in his final by Cuban Roniel Iglesias.

The fight started off tentatively with the pair frustrating their opposition with an impressive defense.

GB Team Olympic Boxing Medal Progress

Atlanta 1996 – 0

Syndey 2000 – 1

Athens 2004 – 1

Beijing 2008 – 3

London 2012 – 5

Rio 2016 – 3

Tokyo 2020 – 6

Iglesias appeared to land the cleanest job in the first round and four of the five judges scored it in his favor.

McCormack was knocked down by a left hook in the second, but the referee ruled there was no knockdown as the fighters’ feet tangled as the punch landed.

The Briton struggled to find a breakthrough and the five judges scored the second round for Iglesias.

The Cuban won the third round and took home gold, while McCormack took home silver.

Frazer Clarke is assured of at least bronze in the super heavyweight and will look to improve it in his semi-final against Uzbekistan Bakhodir Jalolov on Wednesday at 7:03 am.

Kariss Artingstall has confirmed that her featherweight medal will be bronze as she was beaten in the semi-final on Saturday.

Lauren Price is guaranteed at least for bronze in the middleweight and hopes to move up to silver or gold in her semi-final against Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands on Friday at 6am.

And Ben Whittaker is guaranteed at least silver in the light heavyweight and will go for gold in the final against Cuban Arlen Lopez on Wednesday at 7:35 am.

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