England Boxing has announced their squad which will represent England in the upcoming Commonwealth games which are set to be held in April on the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia. The games are set to take place from the 4th of April to the 15th with England sending a squad of twelve boxers to the competition featuring eight male and four female boxers to represent England in the boxing section of the games.
Representing the men’s section of the squad and highlight is the selection of Peter McGrail who claimed a bronze medal at last years world championships in the 56kg category. Pat McCormack (69kg) and his brother Luke (65kg) have also been selected with Pat tipped to medal well in the competition. Alongside the above mentioned, Rio 2016 Olympian Galal Yafai will feature in the competition and will compete at 49kgs. Callum French (60kg) and Ben Whittaker (75kg) along with the popular Frazer Clarke (91kg+) and Cheavon Clarke (91kg) rounding off the men’s selection.
The female squad selected is extremely strong with the selection of Lisa Whiteside (51kg) who is a previous two-time world championship medalist and seven-time winner of the elite championships. Alongside Lisa will be Sandy Ryan competing at 69ks and is a previous medalist at the european games and world championships. Lisa Gale will be competing in the 75kgs, with European honours along with three ABA titles to her name. Paige Murney will represent England in the championships in the 60kg weight class after previously competing at 64kgs in her career.