10th May 2012

GB Boxing have announced the line-up for this year’s GB Championships, which is set to be the biggest yet, with a record 38 entrants.

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. 

For more information on British Amateur Boxing visit www.gbboxing.org.uk

The tournament will be held at The Troxy in London on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May and tickets are on sale now, with prices starting at £3 for semi finals and £5 for finals on the Sunday.  Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketline.co.uk or by calling 0844 8880440.

– Full Line-up –

Light Flyweight, 49Kg
Jack Bateson Burmantofts ABC Leeds (Great Britain)
Jack Malik West ABC, London (England)
Hamed Aqeel (Scotland)
Ashley WilliamsArmy (Wales)

Flyweight, 52Kg
Charlie Edwards Lynn ABC, London (Great Britain)
Joe McCulley Bexley ABC, London (England)
Pushker Singh Lochend, Edinburgh  (Scotland)
Jay Harris Gwent ABC (Wales)

Bantamweight, 56Kg
Qais Ashfaq Meanwood ABC, Leeds (Great Britain)
Simon Corcoran Stowe ABC, London (England)
Joe Ham Renfrewshire ABC, Paisley (Scotland)
Sean McGoldrick St Joseph’s, Cardiff (Wales)

Lightweight, 60Kg
Sam Maxwell Salisbury, Liverpool (Great Britain)
Joshua Leather Wellington ABC, Tyne Tees and Wear (England)
Charles Flynn Newarthill (Scotland)
Zack Davies Cwmgors ABC (Wales)

Light welterweight, 64Kg
Louis Adolphe Earslfield, London (Great Britain)
Robbie Davies Knowsley Vale ABC, Liverpool (England)
Lewis Benson Lochend, Edinburgh (Scotland)
Thomas Hoar Croeserw ABC (Wales)

Welterweight, 69Kg
Anthony Fowler Golden Gloves, Liverpool (Great Britain)
Tamuka Muchapondwa Reading ABC (England)
Stuart Burt Renfrewshire ABC, Paisley (Scotland)
Kristian Nagle Splott ABC, Barry (Wales)

Middleweight, 75Kg
Danny Dignum Brentwood ABC, Essex (England)
Kieran Smith Springhill (Scotland)
Daniel Richards Heads of the Valley ABC (Wales)

Light heavyweight, 81Kg
Lawrence Osueke Newcastle College (Great Britain)
Kirk Garvey Earlsfield, London (England)
Brian Forsyth Holyrood (Scotland)
Morgan Jones Merthyr Ex ABC (Wales)

Heavyweight, 91kg
Warren Baister Sunderland ABC (Great Britain)
Simon Barclay Corby ABC, Northamptonshire (England)
Steven Lavelle Renfrewshire ABC,  (Scotland)

Super Heavyweight, 91kg+
Frazer Clarke Burton ABC (Great Britain)
Joseph Joyce Earlsfield ABC, London (England)
Ross Henderson Springhill ABC, Shotts (Scotland)
Craig Kennedy Llanrumne (Wales)


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