OLYMPIC hopeful James De-Gale rounded off a string of good results in the run up to Beijing with a silver medal in the EU Elite Championships.
Harlesden's De-Gale was in fine form at the tournament in Poland making easy work of the first few rounds.
The middleweight southpaw dispatched of Austrian Oliver Obradovic in the first round of the tournament, after the referee stopped the bout in the second with De-Gale leading 21-1.
The 22-year-old's dominant form continued in the next tie in which he overshadowed fellow semi-finalist, Turkey's Omer Aydogan.
He dominated the early rounds forcing two standing counts in the second and a third count in the penultimate round, before winning easily on points.
De-Gale scored 29-3 to provide the biggest winning margin of the whole competition.
His final bout against fellow Beijing-bound pugilist Darren Sutherland from Ireland proved to be a match too far however, and De-Gale walked away from the tournament with the silver after a 16-22 loss.
The two were closely matched throughout and both took a count in the early rounds.
Sutherland's aggression in the first two rounds however put De-Gale on the back foot and was unable to make up the deficit.
The defeat means De-Gale has now dropped a place in the world rankings from third to fouth, with rival Sutherland leap frogging him.
De-Gale's trainer Steve Newland was delighted with the result of the tournament however, and said the final fight against Sutherland is likely to be his last before he heads out to Beijing.
He said: "James used this championship a bit like a sparring session to get fights under his belt without having to exert himself too much.
"It was a good workout though and puts him in good stead for preparations for Beijing.
"I doubt he will box again before the Olympics."