Fighting chance

The Portuguese boxing federation has refused to enter the country’s multiple national champion and outstanding female fighter of her generation, Faro Arena’s Sandra Silva, for the European Union Championships.

Trainer Walter Pestana is hoping to successfully appeal against the decision by the June 23-27 highlight taking place in Bulgaria.

Meanwhile the “Fera Algarvia’s” younger club colleagues were crowned vice champions in the cadets (nine and ten-year-olds) category at the national kickboxing championships, bringing home eight gold medals, eight silver and two bronze in the process.