COLCHESTER boxer Lewis Richardson enjoyed silver success at the World Boxing Cup in Sheffield.

Richardson suffered a split decision defeat against Denmark’s European Games champion Nikolai Terteryan in his final at the GB Open event, which was held at the English Institute of Sport.

The 26-year-old boxed three bouts at light middleweight for the first time for Great Britain and reached the final after beating Czech Republic’s Kelvin Soquessa and Martin Skogheim, of Norway.

Former Thomas Lord Audley School pupil Richardson was part of a Great Britain team that won a total of 21 medals at the inaugural World Boxing Cup.


Writing on social media, Richardson said: 'The show goes on. Leaving Sheffield with silver after 3 good bouts, dropping a split decision in the final today against current European champ.

'Great to box in the UK again, thanks to @RealWorldBoxing @gbboxing & @uk_sport for hosting the event. Big few months ahead!'

Richardson's fine performance in Sheffield follows hot on the heels of him winning gold for England at the Boxam tournament in Spain, at the end of last year.

The 2022 Commonwealth Games bronze medallist returned to the ring last November, following a year out of action.


GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken said: “It’s been a brilliant week and the event itself has been organised well and provided a fantastic opportunity for the boxers to compete at home at an international event with their family and friends watching.

“It also gives the experienced boxers in the squad ideal preparation and competition, as well as the newer boxer on the squad an opportunity to compete with some of the best boxers in the world. And it’s been great to see all of our boxers performing well and a tremendous experience for them all.

“This event has showcased some of the best in Olympic boxing for Sheffield to enjoy and ultimately for the GB Boxers to benefit from a variety of styles and top international competition and that is what it is all about, especially at the start of an Olympic year with Paris just over six months away.”

The event was delivered by England Boxing in association with World Boxing and GB Boxing and is supported by the National Lottery, UK Sport and Sheffield City Council.