Tom Stalker, captained the Team GB boxing squad and was the first British boxer to qualify for London 2012; reaching the 2011 World Championships quarter-finals in Baku, before winning bronze.
In October last year Stalker reached No.1 in the AIBA world rankings at light welterweight, having stepped up from lightweight in 2011 when he won his second European Championship silver medal.
In 2010, Stalker won his first European silver in Moscow and then captained England at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi and won lightweight gold, defeating Scotland’s Josh Taylor 11-3 in the final. As a result of his form in 2010, he was named boxer of the year by the Boxing Writers’ Club of Great Britain.
Stalker started boxing aged 18 and he had his first bout a year later. He subsequently worked his way up through the British ranks but Stalker missed out on the Beijing Olympics with Frankie Gavin selected at lightweight.