THE GB championships take place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on Thursday (December 5). The prestigious tournament offers boxers from the home nations a trial with the Olympic squad if they beat a GB boxer at their weight. The home nation boxers are all either winners of the 2019 Elite Three Nations competition (which is contested by the winners of the 2019 national championships in England, Scotland and Wales) or have been selected by their national governing body.
“The GB Boxing Championships is an important tournament in the development of young boxers as it helps the coaches and performance staff at GB Boxing to evaluate up-and-coming talents and assess whether they have the potential to challenge our existing number one boxers and ultimately make it to an Olympic Games in the future,” said Great Britain’s performance director Rob McCracken. “Winning the GB Championship has been a key part of the Olympic pathway for a lot of successful boxers. Previous winners include most of the male and female boxers that are likely to represent Team GB at Tokyo 2020 along with names like Anthony Joshua, Luke Campbell and Nicola Adams, who all progressed from success at the GB Boxing Championships to winning gold at the Olympic Games.”
See below for the full line up.