Pat McCormack wins silver medal as Team GB celebrates record haul at Tokyo 2020

Pat McCormack has won a silver medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games with defeat to Cuban Roniel Iglesias in the welterweight final in Tokyo.

Team GB have already seen a record medal haul at the Olympic games so far, with six guaranteed medal's now secured for the British boxing team out in Tokyo.

And McCormack has now added his silver medal to the haul, after a crushing defeat against a sharp and threatening Iglesias in Tokyo with the judges scorecards ruling the contest 5-0 in favour of McCormack's Cuban opponent.

The fight began with the Briton starting brightly in a cagey affair as both fighters tried to impose their crisp sharp shots, with McCormack landing a firm right hand early on to set the pace from the starting blocks, and the round was certainly close.

A real chess-match continued at a ferocious pace, and Iglesias appeared to down his opponent with a superb left hook but the referee ruled the action as a slip from the Briton.

Iglesias looked extremely sharp and his southpaw stance and shooting gave the Briton real issues as the second round continued, but he responded well with firm combinations that appeared to cut the eye of the Cuban, as he fired on the inside in a really back and forth contest.

A real barnstormer of a contest ended on a tense final round as the judges appeared to favour the work of Iglesias, and McCormack needed a stoppage to overturn the scorecards, and he had a better three minutes but could not overturn the deficit after a dominant display from his opponent.

Iglesias had his arm raised in unanimous decision victory, but McCormack was not disgraced in defeat and bowed out bravely to cap off a tremendous welterweight journey.

Team GB have already had a great deal of success in the ring this summer, with Karriss Artngstall securing a first classified bronze medal after being narrowly defeated by the host nation's Sera Irie in the semi-final.

In today's action Caroline Dubois fell short of guaranteeing a medal after a narrow split decision defeat to Susaporn Seesondee despite performing exceptionally well in the contest.

She has had a tough journey with plenty of ups and downs on route to becoming the successful amateur boxer she has today, and has even had to pose as a man named Colin to achieve her dreams and become a fighter.

One of three famous boxing brothers Galal Yafai has guaranteed another medal for Team GB this morning after putting on a punch-perfect display to oust tricky Cuban contender Yosvany Veitia.

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A story of real success has continued at this summer's games, with heavyweight and team captain Frazer Clarke also confirmed as a medalist, as he searches for gold competing in the semi-final against tough competitor Bakhodir Jalolov tomorrow morning from Tokyo.

He has had the longest journey going into the games, missing out on two previous appearances at the Olympic games due to injury and competition for places as he watched 'Juggernaut' Joe Joyce lift a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic heavyweight competition.

So the 29-year-old will be keen to emulate this feat after recovering from three stabbings and getting caught up in a terrorist attack during his long and torrid journey.

Fellow Briton Ben Whittaker will also compete in a final tomorrow morning in the light-heavyweight competition, with Lauren Price also securing at least a bronze medal in the female middleweight competition.

The haul added to by McCormack's silver medal in defeat to Iglesias, has seen Team GB secure their best ever performance in an Olympic Games in boxing since their first ever appearance in 1904.

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