Team England reveal Boxing squad for Commonwealth Games
Team England reveal Boxing squad for Commonwealth Games
Page last updated at 2:33PM BST, Wednesday, 18 June 2014
Three women and eight men chosen to box for Team England
Quote by: Nicola AdamsThe Commonwealth's is the only major tournament that I have left to win a medal at so I am really determined to do well and give myself the best possible chance of making history for a second time.Quote by: Nicola Adams
Nicola Adams
Commonwealth Games England have today announced the boxing team that will compete for England at the XX Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (23 July - 3 August 2014).


The team is made-up of eight men and three women who will make history by competing in the first ever Commonwealth Games to feature female boxing.


The three female selections are 2012 Olympic flyweight (51kg) champion, Nicola Adams, 2014 European championship silver medallist, Natasha Jonas, who will box at lightweight (60kg), and the 2012 world champion, Savannah Marshall, at middleweight (75kg).


The male picks include the 2013 world championship bronze medallist, Antony Fowler, at middleweight and two European championship bronze medallists in Charlie Edwards at flyweight (52kg) and Joe Joyce at super-heavyweight (91kg).


The team is completed by bantamweight (56kg), Qais Ashfaq, lightweight (60kg), Pat McCormack, light-welterweight (64kg), Sam Maxwell, welterweight (69kg), Scott Fitzgerald and heavyweight (91kg), Warren Baister.


Nicola Adams said: "Ever since it was announced that women's boxing was going to be part of the Commonwealth Games I have been really looking forward to this event.  The Commonwealth's is the only major tournament that I have left to win a medal at so I am really determined to do well and give myself the best possible chance of making history for a second time." 

Jan Paterson Team England Chef de Mission said: "I am delighted to welcome both the men's and women's boxers to Team England.  I'm particularly proud that women's boxing will make its Commonwealth Games debut in Glasgow. Team England has a great heritage in the ring and I'd like to wish all of these athletes the very best for their final preparations."

Caspar Hobbs, Chairman of England Boxing added: "We are fortunate to have a very good crop of talent in English boxing right now and the men and women that have been selected should be very proud of their achievement in making it into the team and having the opportunity to represent England at the Commonwealth Games.

"English boxers have a very good track record at the Commonwealth Games and we are hopeful that this team can continue that success and emulate the achievements of previous England teams.

"I have no doubt that the addition of women's boxing will significantly enhance the competition and make boxing one of the must-see events of the whole games."

 

The full team is:

 

Athlete

Lives

Category

Trains

Nicola Adams

Leeds

51kg

Haringey Police Community Club, London

Qais Ashfaq

Leeds

56kg

Burmantofts ABC, Leeds

Warren Baister

Sunderland

91kg

Sunderland ABC, Sunderland

Charlie Edwards

Croydon

52kg

Repton Boxing Club, London

Scott Fitzgerald

Preston

69kg

Larches and Savick ABC, Preston

Antony Fowler

Liverpool

75kg

Golden Gloves ABC, Liverpool

Natasha Jonas

Liverpool

60kg

Rotunda ABC, Liverpool

Joe Joyce

London

91+kg

Earlsfield ABC, London

Savannah Marshall

Hartlepool

75kg

Hartlepool Headland ABCs

Sam Maxwell

Liverpool

64kg

Salisbury ABC, Liverpool

Pat McCormack

Washington

60kg

Birtley ABC, Birtley

 

Team England was third in the boxing medal table at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi with five medals, including golds for Tom Stalker and Simon Vallily and silvers for Bradley Saunders, Callum Smith and Anthony Ogogo.

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