Boxing Clever

Twelve members of the Sheffield-based GB Boxing squad have been selected to compete in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Delhi (3-14 October 2010).
Ten of the squad will represent England and two will compete for Wales.  The selection includes all three of GB Boxing’s silver medallists from the recent European Amateur Boxing Championship in Moscow, Khalid Yafai, Iain Weaver and Tom Stalker.

GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken, said: “This is an important part of our preparations for 2012 and I am looking for the team to build on the success we had at the recent European Championships and continue the tradition of British boxers doing well at the Commonwealth Games.”

GB Boxing’s men have won 21 medals in four major international competitions in 2010. In February, the team landed three bronze and a gold for Andrew Selby at the Bocskai in Hungary.
The GB team won a medal in every weight category at the Commonwealth Federations in March when it secured four gold, one sliver and five bronze. In April, Khalid Yafai and Iain Weaver won gold and silver respectively at the Prime Ministry Tournament in Turkey. In June, boxers from the GB squad won five medals at the European Championships in Moscow.
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