Brecon’s Dan Pitt won again on the international stage last week when he represented Wales in the Danas Pozniakos Box Cup in Lithuania.

Dan was part of a five-member Welsh team taking on multiple nations in this open competition.

Dan Pitt boxer

The Brecon-based boxer faced an awkward Estonian opponent in the quarter-final on Thursday who didn't seem to want to box him. His opponent used spoiling tactics from the first bell - repeated fouls resulted in several warnings before the referee had enough and disqualified him - sending a frustrated Dan into the semi-finals.

On Friday Dan faced a far more accomplished Ukrainian opponent resulting in a great boxing match, which Dan won comfortably on points. During the last two rounds Dan showed great composure and skill which allowed him to save some energy for Saturday’s final.

Dan’s victory in the semi-final set up a mouth-watering match for the final. As the current UK national champion Dan was up against the current Ukrainian national champion. It was recognised that Dan’s opponent had enjoyed quite an easy and short semi-final - stopping his opponent after just 60 seconds of action.

In the grand final Dan showed incredible composure, strength and skill to outpoint his experienced and powerful opponent over the nine minutes. The judges were unanimous in awarding Dan the decision.

Dan Pitt boxer

This represents an incredible result for Dan. The boxer is only 15 bouts into his amateur career and now a two-time international competition winner.

Picking up silverware both nationally and on the world stage is becoming quite the habit for Dan. Just last month, he enjoyed gold meal success at the Dracula Cup in Romania.

Brecon Phoenix Boxing Club, where Dan has plied his trade, is immensely proud of him and there are several youngsters now showing potential to follow in his footsteps.