Welsh boxer Lauren Price will fight for a gold medal on the final day of Tokyo 2020 after winning her women’s middleweight semi-final .

Having won a split decision over Dutch opponent Nouchka Fontijn, she will compete in the gold-medal match on Sunday.

The Welsh boxer was docked a point for excessive holding in the second round.

But against an opponent she has faced in several major finals, Price fought back in the last round to edge victory.

Fontijn’s longer reach allowed her to keep Price at a distance early on as she started with an uncertain start for Price.

In round two, when the British boxer had a point deducted, it became clear that her chances of winning rested on her final three seconds.

“I had the scores in the second, I was 3-2 up, so it was all on the last round,” said 2019 world amateur champion Price.

“I needed a big last round. For me, it was no silly mistakes and sticking to my boxing.”

Her bouncy, on-the-toes style helped her find the shots needed to secure victory by the narrowest of margins.

Price will now face China’s 2018 world champion Li Qian in the fight for gold.

“It’s mad to be honest,” said Caerphilly-born Price, who could not hide her joy at progressing to the final.

“I knew I was up against it today. We’ve fought each other a number of times and know one another inside out.

“I am over the moon – [Fontijn] is world class. Each fight it gets harder but it doesn’t get harder than that.

“It’s everyone’s dream to get to the final and I’m going to do the utmost to bring back that gold.”

Price is guaranteed to take home Great Britain’s sixth boxing medal of the Games.