Gemma Richardson

By 22nd March 2022


  • 2022 Commonwealth Games – Silver
  • 2021 U22 European Championships – Gold

Gemma initially began kickboxing at six years old when her dad wanted her and her brother to learn self-defence but after realising she was better with her hands than her feet, she soon transitioned into boxing around the age of eight.

She had her first bout at the age of ten and then three years later, claimed her first of five national titles which earned her an England Boxing assessment. Gemma also earned gold medals at both the 2018 and 2019 European Youth Championships.

She earned her place on the world class programme after being crowned World Youth Champion in 2019.

Gemma made her senior debut as a GB Boxer at the Bocskai in 2021, where she also won a bronze medal only being beaten by Rio 2016 medallist Mira Potkonen. It was then that experience of facing seniors that benefitted the Scunthorpe boxer as she entered the 2021 U22 European Championships in Italy, where she would go on to add another gold to her tally. She then rounded off her memorable year with her first senior gold at the Nations Cup in Serbia.

Gemma would describe herself as a pressure fighter and was selected to compete at the 2022 Commonwealth Games where she reached the lightweight final where she earned a silver medal having been beaten by reigning world champion Amy Broadhurst.

Away from boxing, the lightweight is an avid baker.