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The British Olympic Boxing Team

Thomas Stalker and Natasha Jonas in Team GB boxing squad tipped to make history at

London Olympics 2012

The Great Britain boxing team: (front row left to right) Natasha Jones, Nicola Adams, Natasha Jones, Andrew Selby, (others left to right) Savannah Marshall, Josh Taylor, Anthony Ogogo, Anthony Joshua, Fred Evans, Tom Stalker, Luke Campbell and Fred Evans pose during the Team GB Boxing announcement

The Great Britain boxing team is unveiled

LIVERPOOL’S amateur boxing stars Thomas Stalker and Natasha Jonas are part of a 10-strong Team GB squad tipped to make history at London Olympics 2012.

Thomas Stalker and Natasha Jonas were officially named in the Olympic boxing squad for 2012 this week, and Great Britain Performance Director Robert McCracken believes they can top the record five medal haul from Melbourne in 1956.

Three British fighters, including Liverpool’s David Price, won medals in Beijing four years ago, but the best total at a modern Games remains the five secured in 1956 in Melbourne when both Terry Spinks and Dick McTaggart struck gold.

The team for 2012 – confirmed in Sheffield on Monday by Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt – includes seven world medallists including one reigning world champion and two current European champions.

McCracken said: “This is as strong a team as you could wish to have heading into a home Games. It is the perfect blend of youth and experience and it has got everything going for it.

“The boxers have consistently won medals at major tournaments and reached every target we have given them.

“There is no reason why we cannot go to a tough London Olympics and win a lot of medals.

2 Responses to The British Olympic Boxing Team

  • Eddie Copeland says:

    The GB squad both Male and female have through the squad system at GB got every chance of getting in the medals. I am sure Amateur boxing will get a huge boost when Joe public see what they have been missing. Along with the teams dedication, hard work and talent I wish them that little bit of luck in getting that prestigous gold medal.