Amateur | Issue | Premium | Jan 14 2020

The first step to Tokyo 2020 takes place in London

Dates, ticket details and venue confirmed for the European Olympic qualifier in London
Tokyo 2020
Rupert Hartley/GB Boxing

2020 is a year for excitement in amateur boxing. The Olympic Games will begin in July, but first of all the qualification events will take place, at a variety of locations across the world. The Continental qualifier for European boxers has been announced for March 14-24 at the Copper Box in London.

This is a tough event; Russia, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and more, all formidable teams will be taking part. But as Cheavon Clarke says here, the British boxers will be scared of no one and expect to make an impression themselves.

In the previous Olympic cycles this qualifier has been far afield, in Samsun and Trabzon in Turkey, tough places to box. In London now a sizeable squad of GB boxers will be hopeful that they can take the essential step here towards their Olympic dream. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday January 17. Prices starts at £5 (adults) and £2.50 (concessions) for weekday sessions. Register interest now at


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