LAUREN Price is just two wins away from a world title after guaranteeing at least bronze in Russia today, making it five major tournament medals in succession for the Gwent middleweight.

The 25-year-old former Wales footballer dominated Lithuanian Iveta Lesinskyte in her World Championships quarter-final to book a 75kg last-four clash with Morocco’s Khadija Mardi.

Price will meet the rangy Mardi, who beat Turkey’s Sennur Demir to progress, on Saturday, while Dutch top seed Nouchka Fontijn takes on Canadian Tammara Thibeault in the other semi.

Her unanimous points victory (5:0) over Lesinskyte maintained second seed Price’s hugely impressive run in majors.

Ystrad Mynach's Price won European Games gold earlier this year and claimed World Championships bronze, European Championships bronze and Commonwealth Games gold, all in 2018.

The scorecards from today’s encounter show just how much in charge of proceedings Price was, with the five judges giving her every round.

Price got in her opponent’s face from the first bell, immediately throwing the jab to let Lesinskyte know she was there.

Darting in and out, Price continued to beat the Lithuanian to the punch, landing shots on the front and back foot.

Price was straight in with her dependable left hand at the start of round two, and she kept Lesinskyte guessing throughout the three minutes of action.

A short-range right hand caught Lesinskyte early in the third, and Price cruised home with plenty to spare.

If Price does get past Mardi and reigning world champion Fontijn sees off Thibeault then the gold medal fight would be a repeat of last year’s semi-final between the two.

Fontijn, an Olympic silver medallist from Rio 2016, took a split decision win on that occasion, but Price did beat the Dutch star in the European Games final in June.