10th May 2012
The event will take place at The Troxy in London on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May 2012.
For the boxers not currently on the GB Boxing squad, the competition represents an opportunity to challenge those on the squad for a place on the Olympic programme.
Among the entrants are 27 current amateur boxing association champions; 9 from Scotland, 8 from Wales and 10 from England (of which three are competing for GB).
The competition will showcase the next generation of emerging talent from the home nations, and the GB coaching team will be watching out for potential Rio 2016 contenders.
Thirteen members of the GB Boxing squad will compete; three Podium and 10 Development boxers. If a boxer that is not currently part of the GB Boxing squad wins the GB Championships they will secure an assessment with the squad and the opportunity to join it as a funded athlete.
Rob McCracken, GB Boxing’s Performance Director, said: “It will be a fantastic opportunity to assess the next generation and identify some of the talents that will be challenging to be part of the GB squad for the next cycle.
“Thirteen members of the GB Squad and 27 current ABA champions from Scotland, England and Wales will compete in this year’s event, meaning it truly will be an opportunity to identify the Champion of Champions and potential big names of the future.
“It should be a great two days and all of us at GB Boxing are looking forward to watching some of the young talents that may go on to represent Team GB at Rio in 2016.”
Eight current GB champions will be competing to hold on to the title; Charlie Edwards, Sam Maxwell, Louis Adolphe, Anthony Fowler, Lawrence Osueke, Warren Baister and Joseph Joyce from England and Joe Ham from Scotland.