LEAH GALLEN will fight in a last 16 bout at the 2019 European Youth Championships on Thursday in Bulgaria.
The Raphoe ABC welterweight will meet Germany’s Annemarie Schierle in Sofia.
Gallen, a five-time Irish champion, won a bronze medal at the 2018 European Junior Championships in Russia and will hope to make it onto the podium this time.
“I’m hungrier than I was last year,” Gallen told Donegal Daily/Donegal Sport Hub, ahead of the trip.
“I wasn’t happy with the medal I got last year and I want to bring back a better medal this time.
“I’m really looking forward to it.
“Last year was a great experience. It was a whole different environment. It’s an under-18 championships, so I’m lucky to be going out.”
Gallen overcame Finja Bree in her opening bout in Russa to seal a place among the medals.Tags: