Heart of Portsmouth’s Smith earns shot at world title

Ivy-Jane Smith. Picture: England Boxing
Ivy-Jane Smith. Picture: England Boxing
Heart of Portsmouth's Ivy-Jane Smith collects her silver medal at the AIBA World Youth Championships in India. Picture: England Boxing

Silver lining for Heart of Portsmouth ace on world stage

Ivy-Jane Smith Picture: England Boxing

Heart of Portsmouth star on brink of world final

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Ivy-Jane Smith has earned herself a shot at a world title.

The Heart of Portsmouth ace booked her place in the AIBA Youth World Championships final at 54kg with a points win over American Isamary Aquino today.

The 18-year-old will now face home favourite Sakshi in tomorrow’s finale, to be held in Guwahati, India.

Smith becomes the first British youth female to compete in a world final, following her semi-final success over Aquino.