Whiteside beaten in World Championships

Preston boxer Lisa Whiteside suffered disappointment in the World Championships at the weekend

Monday, 23rd May 2016, 11:28 am
Updated Monday, 23rd May 2016, 12:31 pm
Lisa Whiteside

The 2014 world silver medal winner was beaten by Euopean champion Bulgaria’s Stoyka Petrova in the 54kg weight category in Kazakhstan.

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A tall, experienced southpaw, Petrova frustrated Whiteside at every turn. She stayed on the backfoot and tapped in counters as Whiteside approached, pegging the Briton back with well-timed, flush back hands.

The Bulgarian was awarded the bout unanimously by all three judges 40-36.