Charley shines on return to boxing action at World Championships

Charley Davison (red corner) celebrates after victory over Hungarian boxer Beata Dudek

Charley Davison (red corner) celebrates after victory over Hungarian boxer Beata Dudek yesterday. - Credit: GB Boxing

Lowestoft's inspirational Olympian Charley Davison shone in her opening encounter at the Women’s World Championships in Turkey.

The 28-year-old Team GB Olympic boxer, from Lowestoft, sealed a unanimous victory in her opening bout of the Women’s World Championships in Istanbul on Wednesday to guarantee a place in the last 16 of the 52kg flyweight category.

Davison - who recovered from a slip in the first 10 seconds of the encounter - made no mistake in outclassing and outpointing Hungary’s Beata Dudek to secure a unanimous 5-0 victory after the three rounds.

Victory means Charley will now face a last 16 bout against Hainite Kayla Tuitupou, from Tonga, on Sunday afternoon (May 15).

A potential quarter final encounter with Indian Nikhat Zareen - who Charley lost to narrowly at the Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria in February - awaits next week.

After beating Dudek via the unanimous points decision, a GB Boxing spokesman said: “Charley earns her place in the next round with a solid victory in her opening bout.”