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BUCS gold medal

Roberto Lacourt boxingRoberto Lacourt (2020, Chemistry) won a gold medal in U63.5kg 16+ bouts at BUCS Boxing Championships in late January. He will be participating in the Oxford versus Cambridge Varsity Boxing match, which is being held at Oxford Town Hall on Friday.

Last year, Roberto discussed the impact of receiving a Robin J C Mallinson bursary in Univ Futures: “COVID-19 had restricted me from training to my full ability for over two years. I knew that returning to the sport at an international level while studying full-time would be a challenge.

“The Robin J C Mallinson Bursary has allowed me to regularly commute to London for the high-level sparring and training that has been essential to my development as a boxer over the past six months. The bursary has also funded much needed new equipment, including a pair of boxing gloves and boots.

“I am so grateful to the Mallinson family, and I don’t know how I would have got through this year without it. Thanks for all the support!”

Tickets are still available for the Oxford versus Cambridge Varsity Boxing match.

Published: 7 March 2023

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