The England Boxing Elite Semi Finals held in The Echo Arena in Liverpool saw 14 fantastic female contests. Whilst all of the women demonstrated the best of what our sport has to offer there were a number of single performances to note. Demi-Jade Resztan (New Astley) produced an emphatic performance from the first bell, much the
Almost four years since Nicola Adams put women’s boxing well and truly on the sporting radar with her emphatic victory in the London Olympics, we are finally seeing the true impact her achievements have had on female participation in the sport. This weekend Liverpool’s iconic Echo Arena is the venue for the England Boxing Elite
Schoolboys and Schoolgirls from across the country have battled to secure a place in the School’s Championship Final held at the home of England and GB boxing, The English Institute of Sport in Sheffield on 30th May 2015. Boxers aged between 12 – 14 tested their metal against opponents born in the same year.
June is an exciting time for our female boxers with the following events taking place: ‘Just for Girls’ Boxing Show. An all female boxing tournament will take place on 6th June 2015 in the Territorial Army Centre, Grove Park, London. The ‘London Diamonds’ will box against the ‘South of England’ squad including matches between junior,
Women’s Three Nations Championships Following the superb England Boxing National Finals earlier in May, many of the men and women Champions and runners up were in action to secure the GB title in the Three Nations Championships. Seven weight categories were contested in the female competition but some of England’s top athletes were noticeable in
The Women’s Junior and Youth World Championships took place between 16 – 23 May 2015 in Taipai. England sent a team of five boxers: three youths, Ebonie Jones (51kg), Shona Whitwell (60kg) and Chantelle Reid (75kg) and two juniors Chloe Watson (46kg) and Ivy Jane Smith (52kg). Watson and Whitwell made it through to the
Finals – Sunday 26th April 2015 48kg Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) vs Tanya Dady (Earlsfield) Dady started the bout with the intent to impose her strength – very much the taller boxer and physically more developed she spent most of the first round in clinches and leaning on not allowing Retzen to box.
Semi-Final – Echo Arena Saturday 25th April 2015 48kg – Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) vs Jade Winfarrah (Grimsby) Demi Jade Retzen (New Astley) beats Jade Winfarrah (Grimsby) to reach the finalA tentative start from both boxers; each standing in front of the other exchanging single phased attacks. Retzen upped the pace in the second
This weekend Ireland hosted an International double header between England and Ireland’s youth and junior female boxers. The England squad contained a mix of experience and included junior and youth European Gold medallists Ebony Jones (Heart of Portsmouth) and Chantelle Reid (Allenton BC). The squad also included boxers who were representing England for the first
Ponds Forge International Sports Centre in Sheffield staged the first combined female and male junior and cadet boxing championships on the 4th and 5th of March. A considerable step towards gender parity in this sport, the event saw 14 and 15 year old girls and boys compete alongside each other for the first time in