GB Boxing to compete in inaugural World Boxing Cup event in Cologne

By 26th October 2023News

GB Boxing has named 15 men and women to compete in the inaugural World Boxing Cup event in Cologne, Germany, 27 October – 1 November 2023.

The World Boxing Cup is a new competition series introduced by the new international federation, World Boxing, in which male and female boxers accrue ranking points over several stages of competition throughout the calendar year.  It culminates in a year-end Finals event when the stage winners and other top-ranked boxers compete for the main trophy.

GB Boxing’s entry in the ‘World Boxing Cup: Cologne 2023’ is made-up of nine men and six women from the Podium squad.

Charley Davison and Rosie Eccles will be in action for the first time since securing Paris 2024 qualification at the European Games in Poland earlier this year, where they both went home with bronze medals.

Flyweight Kiaran MacDonald was the other boxer to claim bronze in Krakow and will also make his return to competition in Cologne.

2022 European championship finalists Garan Croft and Harris Akbar will both compete in the light-middleweight division whilst three light-heavyweights, England’s Ramtin Musah, Scotland’s Sam Hickey and Wales’ Taylor Bevan, have all been selected.

Demie-Jade Resztan and Gemma Richardson, who both won silver medals at the 2022 Commonwealth Games, will box in the female light-flyweight and lightweight categories respectively.

Elsewhere at featherweight, England will be represented by Elise Glynn in the female competition and Jack Dryden in the men’s.

Completing the team is light-welterweight, Joe Tyers, middleweight, Kerry Davis and heavyweight, Patrick Brown.

The fifteen boxers will represent England, Scotland and Wales at the ‘World Boxing Cup: Cologne 2023’.

The full team is:

Boxer Weight Class Country
Demie-Jade Resztan Light-flyweight – 50kg (F) England
Kiaran MacDonald Flyweight – 51kg (M) England
Charley Davison Bantamweight – 54kg (F) England
Jack Dryden Featherweight – 57kg (M) England
Elise Glynn Featherweight – 57kg (F) England
Gemma Richardson Lightweight – 60kg (F) England
Joe Tyers Light-welterweight – 63.5kg (M) England
Rosie Eccles Welterweight – 66kg (F) Wales
Garan Croft Light-middleweight – 71kg (M) Wales
Harris Akbar Light-middleweight – 71kg (M) England
Kerry Davis Middleweight – 75kg (F) England
Ramtin Musah Light-heavyweight – 80kg (M) England
Sam Hickey Light-heavyweight – 80kg (M) Scotland
Taylor Bevan Light-heavyweight – 80kg (M) Wales
Patrick Brown Heavyweight – 92kg (M) England

The results of all the bouts involving boxers from Great Britain will be posted on GB Boxing’s social media channels and at