While Lovlina was there in Tokyo, Eccles had failed to make it to the Great Britain team. But the experienced boxer on Wednesday came up with the goods in a narrow verdict, winning 3-2 on points.
Playing from Red corner in the over 66-70 kg division, Lovlina started well and won the first round as per four judged while one rated in favour of Eccles.
The second round went in favour of the Wales boxer as she was more aggressive while Lovlina was even given a warning and had a point deducted from her tally. Just like the first round, the second went into Lovlina. The boxer from Assam did her best to recover but the Wales boxer did not give her enough chances.
India suffered another setback as Ashish Kumar too lost his bout. Lovlina had reached Birmingham with such preparations, as she announced that she will do her best to win a medal.