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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Local amateur boxing clubs in London have had their share of success in the ABA Senior/Elite Championships over the past 70 years or so.

Britain is blessed, at present, in terms of current world heavyweight champions with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury holding a plethora of titles between them.

As we approach what would have been the 2020 Tokyo Olympics we have on record but three boxers who have won three gold medals at previous Games.

In the history of the modern era Olympic Games, summer and winter, three tournaments have failed to go ahead as casualties of war.

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “it was a very long time coming” and that was certainly the case with the decision to eventually enable women to box under amateur rules in this country.

Those involved in boxing across London are being invited to take part in one of three KO Racism online workshops, which will be staged later this month and in August.

Boxing is back, after a lockdown lasting longer than expected, with some exciting championship clashes at the BT Studios in east London on Friday.

The all-British showdown between unbeaten heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce has been rearranged for October 24 at the London O2 Arena.

Britain has had some great world middleweight champions over the past 70 years or so, with the likes of Randoph Turpin, Terry Downes, Alan Minter, Chris Pyatt, Jason Matthews, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Billy Joe Saunders.

Matchroom Boxing have announced the full schedule for Fight Camp – an unrivalled summer of elite boxing based at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex starting on August 1.

The 1992 Barcelona Olympics saw 336 boxers from 78 counties battling it out for glory – figures that were a concern to the IOC.

For the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the super-heavyweight category was introduced for boxers weighing in excess of 91kgs (200 pounds).

British boxing could return behind closed doors on July 10 after promoter Frank Warren announced plans to hold the first of a series of events at the BT Sport Studio.

There are plenty of male boxers who have landed silver medals in the boxing ring since the summer Games in London 1948 but could they have turned it into gold?

Dubious points decisions affecting the amateur ring careers of many Olympic hopefuls are, and sadly, really too numerous to categorise effectively.

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have reached an agreement to fight twice with the first bout to be held next year, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

It seems hard to believe it is 100 years since Great Britain last won an Olympic heavyweight medal in the ring.

England Boxing is set to launch a series of free 30-minute online mental health awareness sessions called ‘Box In Mind Bitesize’.

Eddie Hearn has revealed ambitious plans to bring back boxing in July by staging a series of shows at his Matchroom headquarters in Brentwood.

There are 13 countries who have secured just one medal – either silver or bronze – in the Olympic boxing ring.

The European Games had their inaugural meeting in 2015 as an international multi-sport event in the Olympic tradition contested by athletes from the continent.

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he does not want to stage the world heavyweight champion’s next defence of his title behind closed doors.

The European Amateur Boxing Championships is the highest competition for men and women amateurs in Europe.

You are never too old to become an Olympic ring legend; nor are you too young either.

With the inclusion of women’s boxing for the first time at the London 2012 Olympics, the Commonwealth Games Federation followed suit at their 2014 Games in Glasgow.

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