By Ayyaz Malik
Leeds amateur boxer Qais Ishfaq did Britain proud by winning silver in the European championships in Bulgaria. Ashfaq’s silver sees the Yorkshire fighter earn medals alongside Harvey Horn, Muhammed Ali, Pat McCormack and gold medalist Joe Cordina.
The 22 year old Ashfaq will no doubt be looking to use his success in Bulgaria as a springboard for future success. Qais Ashfaq went up against Ireland’s Michael Conlan, which was a repeat of last years bantamweight final.
Ashfaq vowed for revenge against Conlan – but ultimately his opponent came out on top after a technical match. Qais Ashfaq will be disappointed now doubt about how things went in Bulgaria – but his achievements along with the other British fighters, is a great advert for British boxing.