Bulgaria's Denitsa Eliseeva (left) claimed home gold at the European Boxing Championships ©Twitter/GB Boxing

Bulgaria's Denita Eliseeva delighted the crowd with featherweight gold as the European Boxing Confederation (EUBC) European Women’s Boxing Championships closed in Sofia with three home victories today.

Russia also claimed four gold medals while Azerbaijan, England and Turkey added one each.

Eliseeva triumphed in the under-57 kilograms division with a 2-1 split decision over Turkish opponent Sati Burcu.

It added to a successful year in which she also claimed a bronze medal at the World Championships in Astana.

Team-mate Sevda Asenova secured gold in the opening bout of finals day in the under-48kg event with a 3-0 success over Lise Sandebjer of Sweden.

Bulgaria's golden treble also included an under-54kg win for Stanimira Petrova over Azerbaijan's Anna Alimardanova, also by an unanimous 3-0 margin.

Another star was England's Natasha Gale, who defeated French opponent Maily Nicar 3-0 despite it being her major championship debut. 

Natasha Gale claimed English gold at the European Boxing Championships ©Twitter/GB Boxing
Natasha Gale claimed English gold at the European Boxing Championships ©Twitter/GB Boxing

She became only the second British boxer to earn a women’s European Championship crown after two-time reigning Olympic champion Nicola Adams.

Russia's four golds were won by flyweight Sevda Asenova, lightweight Daria Abramova, light welterweight Aleksandra Ordina and heavyweight Zenfira Magomedalieva.

All four won by a 3-0 margin.

Saveleva beat Ukraine's Tetyana Kob while Abramova overcame Finland's Mira Potkonen.

Ordina beat Rosie Eccles of Wales while Magomedalieva defeated Sylwia Kusiak of Poland. 

Other gold medals were secured by Elena Vystropova of Azerbaijan, who beat Turkey's Sama Galiskan 2-0 in the under 69kg event.

Turkey's Elif Guneri won the under-81kg event after beating Hungary's Petra Szatmari, 3-0.