Nine members of GB Boxing to take part in EUBC U22 European Boxing Championships in Italy this week

By 16th June 2021News

NINE men and women from the GB Boxing squad will fly to Italy whenthey take part in the U22 European Boxing Championships, 17-24thJune 2021.

The tournament will only see key members of the podium potential squad back in action, but it will also see three boxers make their first competitive outing since joining GB Boxing earlier this year.

Flyweight Hamza Mehmood, featherweight John O’Meara and lightweight Joe Tyers all recently became part of the squad following successful trials earlier this year.

They will be joined by Bocskai bronze medallists Nico Leivars and Gemma Richardson who return to the ring for the first time since their podium finishes in Hungary back in February.

Conner Tudsbury and Ramtin Musah have also already secured medals this year, having won gold and bronze respectively at last month’s Socikas tournament.

Both Richardson and Tudsbury will be looking to repeat their successes at youth level having won medals at the Youth European Championships two years ago with the former winning gold whilst the latter earned bronze.

Welterweight Harris Akbar also competed in Lithuania but exited the competition at the quarter-final stage.

Completing the list of those travelling to Rome is light-welterweight Shona Whitwell who will make her return to competition for the first time since being beaten by European top seed Mira Potkonen at the 2019 Boxam Tournament in Spain.

The full list of boxers that will take part in the U22 European Championships tournament:

Gemma Richardson Lightweight – 60kg
Shona Whitwell Welterweight – 64kg
Hamza Mehmood Flyweight – 52kg
John O’Meara Featherweight – 57kg
Nico Leivars Lightweight – 60kg
Joe Tyers Light-welterweight – 64kg
Harris Akbar Welterweight – 69kg
Ramtin Musah Middleweight – 75kg
Conner Tudsbury Light-heavyweight – 81kg

All 9 boxers have been tested for Covid-19 before flying to Italy. Social distancing protocols will be in place throughout the tournament venues. Coaches will wear personal protective equipment (PPE) during the competition and officials will wear masks.

Results will be updated on both Twitter and Instagram platforms at @gbboxing.