FINGERPOST fighter Olivia Hussey struck gold in her first tournament representing Great Britain - after giving up her family holiday in order to prepare.

Hussey had been taking a break after winning European gold when she was asked to attend a Great Britain training camp in Sheffield at short notice ahead of the tournament in Poland.

She jumped at the chance to take part in the Silesian 2017, competing at a 69kg division.

The event consisted of four days of female boxing at both youth and senior level with countries entering from as far as Australia and Taiwan as well as well as countries from all over Europe.

Hussey's debut contest for GB came against Poland’s Klaudia Fitrzyk saw her totally dominate the round pressuring her opponent instantly giving her a standing count.

Hussey completely overpowered her opponent resulting in a first round stoppage and well deserved win.

The final was like deja vu of the European final, boxing the home favourite and Polish prospect Natalia Barbusinska.

Hussey stuck to her tactics against her tall southpaw opponent, giving her a standing count in the first then rocking her opponent with excruciating body shots.

Olivia totally dominated the three rounds winning on a split decision.

Amanda Groake, her trainer at Hook & Jab, said: "After winning the European Gold medal we had given Olivia a few weeks off from training, although this was cut short on receiving the call.

"As the true athlete she is she was straight back in the gym, even sacrificing her family holiday to train.

"Once again Olivia’s preparation has been exceptional, sparring GB boxer Crystal Barker, ex-Olympian and now professional Natasha Jonas, as well as ex England boxer and European medallist now professional Stacy Copeland.

"Olivia has matured and developed so much in such a short space of time her strength increasing by over 50 per cent making her punch power higher now than in her last tournament, this showing with the outcome her stopping her first opponent in the first round then giving her opponent in the final standing counts and reducing her to tears!

"We can not put into words how proud we all are at Hook & Jab of Olivia.

"She is such a hard working dedicated young lady who is like a sponge absorbing and continually working on new things, she is a coaches dream and a pleasure to work with.

"The commitment and dedication she has displayed is inspirational."

Hussey will have her final assessment for Great Britain boxing between September 20-23 where she will looking to be given a place within the GB team and the opportunity to follow her dream.