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Defeated Edwards points the finger of criticism
Beddington boxer Sunny Edwards criticised his England trainers and the referee after missing out on gold at the GB Three Nations in Edinburgh last weekend.
The 18-year-old five-times ABA national champion lost 2-1 in rounds to Scottish home-grown boxer Lee McGregor, 17, in the 49kg weight division at the Meadowbank Sports Centre.
Edwards, who boxes out of Repton Boxing Club, said: “After losing a close first round, I believe I won the second, and took control in the third round, before going down 2-1.
“But the main thing I struggled with was the lack of support I had from my country and the trainers almost did not seem to care.
“The other lad had around 50-60 people watching and cheering him on so even when he was not landing punches they were getting behind him.”
He added: “Also the referee was Scottish and two out of five judges were Scottish, so I was up against it.
“Every time the boy illegally ducked his head to avoid my punches I was warned for pushing his head down, so it was clear they were against me from the start.”
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