GB Boxing adds 18 new boxers to its squads after a series of assessments

By 2nd July 2022News

GB BOXING has added 18 new boxers to the World Class Programme (WCP) following a series of assessments.  12 of the group will join the Academy squad, three have been added to the Emerging Talent group while England’s Hannah Robinson and Patrick Brown and Scotland’s Tyler Jolly have gone straight into the Podium squad.

The additions include 12 men and six women.  17 of the boxers are English and one is Scottish and follow a series of assessments in the latter part of 2021 which saw three Welsh and two Scottish boxers join the GB Boxing squad in in January 2021.

Heavyweight Patrick Brown and lightweight Hannah Robinson joined the Podium squad earlier this year following successful assessments and have been taking part in weekly training camps from Monday to Thursday since April and June respectively.

Welterweight Jolly most recently competed at the European Championships where he reached the quarter-final stages.

The 22-year-old was also a Commonwealth Games Youth gold medallist in 2017 and has recently been selected by Scotland to compete at next month’s 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Jolly said: “I’m really excited, it is a big thing.  You have the best of everything at GB Boxing – the best sparring, the best facilities and some of the best coaches in the world.

“It should push me on to the next level.”

Four of the six women have been added to the Academy squad and include Savannah Stubley, Olivia Holmes and Sameenah Toussaint who all recently competed at the U22 European Championships with Holmes and Toussaint winning bronze medals.  Bantamweight, Emily Whitworth, completes the female Academy quartet.

The eight men that have been added to the Academy squad are Ellis Trowbridge, Owen Ketley, Billy Adams, Patris Mughalzai, Ibraheem Sulaimaan, Ellis Price and Birtley duo Jack Dryden and Owen Rees.

The Academy squad will train from Wednesday to Saturday every other week.

The additions to the Emerging Talent group are bantamweight Megan Morris, light-middleweight, Patrick Hewitt, and super-heavyweight, Ike Ogbo.  They will take part in monthly camps at the GB Boxing training centre in Sheffield.

All of the boxers, except Robinson and Brown, will officially join their respective squads from July 1st and will train in the GB Boxing gym at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield.

The full list of boxers is:

Boxer Weight Class Country Squad
Savannah Stubley Light-flyweight – 50kg England Academy
Megan Morris Bantamweight – 54kg England Emerging Talent
Emily Whitworth Bantamweight – 54kg England Academy
Olivia Holmes Bantamweight – 54kg England Academy
Sameenah Toussaint Featherweight – 57kg England Academy
Hannah Robinson Lightweight – 60kg England Podium
Ellis Trowbridge Flyweight – 51kg England Academy
Owen Ketley Featherweight – 57kg England Academy
Jack Dryden Featherweight – 57kg England Academy
Billy Adams Featherweight – 57kg England Academy
Tyler Jolly Welterweight – 67kg Scotland Podium
Patris Mughalzai Light-welterweight – 63.5kg England Academy
Ibraheem Sulaimaan Light-welterweight – 63.5kg England Academy
Ellis Price Light-welterweight – 63.5kg England Academy
Owen Rees Light-middleweight -71kg England Academy
Patrick Hewitt Light-middleweight – 71kg England Emerging Talent
Patrick Brown Heavyweight – 92kg England Podium
Ike Ogbo Super-heavyweight -92+kg England Emerging Talent