Kurt was a World and European Youth medallist in 2012 and 2013 respectively and won bronze at the 2017 European Championships. In 2018 he took silver at Commonwealth Games and gold at the EU Championships. In 2019 he won gold at the European Games, all at bantamweight (56kg). He had an exceptionally tough 2020, beaten in the Olympic Qualifiers in March before his daughter Layla (now 1) was born very prematurely and spent three months in hospital. He qualified for Tokyo through the BTF ranking system as the second ranked featherweight in Europe.