GB Boxing selects eight boxers for final Olympic qualifier in Thailand

By 29th April 2024News

GB Boxing has selected the five men and three women that will compete at the third and final Olympic qualifying event in, Bangkok, Thailand, 25 May – 2 June 2024.

The line-up includes Savannah Stubley, Elise Glynn, Kiaran MacDonald, Owain Harris-Allan, Patris Mughalzai and Lewis Richardson who all competed at the second and most recent Olympic qualifier in Busto Arsizio, Italy, in March 2024, where they missed-out on securing a place at Paris.

These six boxers are joined by light-heavyweight (80kg), Ramtin Musah, and lightweight (60kg), Amy Broadhurst, who recently joined the GB Boxing squad, having previously competed for Ireland.

Broadhurst has an English father and holds a British passport.  Although she is a new addition to the GB Boxing squad, the 27-year-old impressed the coaches at a recent, multi-nation training camp in Colorado and has an outstanding pedigree in international boxing.  She won the 2022 world and European championships at light-welterweight (63kg) and went on to take gold at that summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham in her favoured lightweight (60kg) division.

GB Boxing’s Performance Director, Rob McCracken, said: Selection for the final Olympic qualifying events is always very difficult and it is very disappointing for those boxers that have not quite made it.  There were some very close calls when it came to selecting the eight for the final qualifier, but having analysed the form, fitness and track record of all the candidates, we have chosen the boxers that we think have the best chance of being successful in Thailand and securing a place at the Olympic Games.”

On the selection of Broadhurst at lightweight, McCracken added: “GB Boxing’s selection criteria dictates that we choose people that demonstrate the potential to qualify for and to win a medal at the Olympic Games and, having closely assessed all of the boxers at recent training camps and examined their past performances at elite international tournaments, the coaches were unanimous in their view of which boxer fulfilled the criteria most in the women’s lightweight division.”

The eight selected boxers and several other members of the GB Boxing will fly to a training camp in Thailand on 11 May to acclimatise before the action gets underway in Bangkok on 25 May.

Up to 51 places at Paris 2024 are on offer at the event in Thailand which will include male and female boxers from around the world.  It will be overseen by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is officially known as the ‘2nd World Qualification Tournament’.

It is the final opportunity for boxers from Great Britain to secure a place at Paris 2024 after last summer’s Europe Qualification Tournament at The European Games in Krakow, Poland, and the 1st World Qualification Tournament which was held in Italy in March of this year.

The five members of the GB Boxing squad that secured qualification at these two events are: Charley Davison (women’s 54kg), Rosie Eccles (women’s 66kg), Chantelle Reid (women’s 75kg), Patrick Brown (men’s 92kg) and Delicious Orie (men’s 92kg+).  Cindy Ngamba, who is a ‘sparring partner’ to the GB Boxing squad and competes for the IOC Refugee Team, has also secured qualification in the women’s middleweight (75kg) division.

The full list of boxers selected by GB Boxing for the event in Bangkok is:

Boxer Weight Class Olympic places avalable at qualifier  * Hometown (Club)
WOMEN
Savannah Stubley Light-flyweight – 50kg 3 or 4 Lynemouth, Tyne & Wear

(Empire Boxing)

Elise Glynn Featherweight – 57kg 3 or 4 Solihull

(West Warwicks ABC)

Amy Broadhurst Lightweight – 60kg 2 or 3 Dundalk

(Dealgan Boxing Club)

MEN
Kiaran MacDonald Flyweight – 51kg 4 Sunderland

(Sunderland ABC)

Owain Harris-Allan Featherweight – 57kg 2 or 3 Cardiff

(Apollo’s and Llanedyrn ABC)

Patris Mughalzai Light-welterweight – 63.5kg 4 or 5 Hillingdon

(Powerday Hooks ABC)

Lewis Richardson Light-middleweight – 71kg 4 or 5 Colchester
Ramtin Musah Light-heavyweight – 80kg 2 or 3 Congleton, Cheshire

(Beartown ABC)

* The final allocation will be dependent on how many Host Nation (France) boxers have qualified for Paris 2024.  Six Home Nation places have been allocated by the IOC, so depending on the performance of the Host Nation, between 45-51 quota places will be secured in in Thailand.

Once the competition is underway, the results of all the bouts involving boxers from Great Britain will be posted on GB Boxing’s social media channels and at www.gbboxing.org.uk.