Lauren Price, 25, has won the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Russia after judges overturned the result of her final clash with Nouchka Fontijn of the Netherlands.
Fontijn had initially been awarded a 3-2 victory by ringside judges, but after an appeal, the Bout Review Jury decided to re-score it in favour of Price.
The decision saw the boxer from Bargoed win the fight and claim gold at the championships held in Ulan Ude, Eastern Siberia.
Price, who won bronze at the world championships in 2018, has now won a medal in each of her last four competitions.
Price said: “It all feels like a bit of a dream at the minute. I have dreamt of being world champion for most of my life, so to finally achieve it feels unreal.
“It was a close fight and I did think I had won it with my work in the second and third rounds so once it went to review I thought there was a good chance it would go in my favour.
“It is definitely the high point of my career. I have got Commonwealth gold, European Games gold and World Championship gold, so I just need to make sure I get the big one next year [Tokyo 2020 Olympics] to complete the set.
“We have such a great team at GB Boxing and I just want to thank them all for all they have done for me. The coaches and all the staff out here have been amazing. They really believed in me today, so I just want to thank them for everything.”
GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken said: “Lauren has been absolutely fantastic for the last two years and thoroughly deserves to be world champion. She has been getting better and better and winning the world championship is a fantastic reward for all of the hard work she has put in in the gym.”