15 March 2020

GB boxer Caroline Dubois secures victory on senior debut at Tokyo 2020 qualifying event

Caroline Dubois has secured victory in the opening round of the European Tokyo Olympic qualifying event at the Copper Box Arena in London. 

The 19 year-old Brit defeated Ala Staradub of Belarus via points on her senior debut. 

She said afterwards: "This is the first fight which is always the worst one.  It was okay, not my best, and if you ask any of the coaches, they’ll tell you that. I can be much better."

She will next face Rio 2016 bronze medallist Mira Potkonen from Finland.

"I know exactly what to expect and she knows exactly what to expect of me.  It’s going to be a good fight for sure.

"She is obviously a top seed but at the end of the day she only has two hands, two legs and one brain and that’s the same as I have," she added. 

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