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McCracken buoyed by world silvers for Whiteside and Ryan

They might have fallen just short of gold medals at the Women’s World Boxing Championships but Britain’s performance director Rob McCracken insi...

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THE OLYMPIC ROUND UP: A WEEK IN REVIEW

Karen Carney insists England will come back stronger after they fell to a 3-0 defeat against two-time world champions Germany at Wembley on Sund...

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Whiteside and Ryan guaranteed World Boxing medals

She may have guaranteed herself at least a bronze medal at the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships in Jeju Island but Great Britain’s Lisa W...

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British Lionhearts set for World Series of Boxing return

Great Britain’s Rio 2016 Olympic boxing hopefuls have been boosted by the news that a British Lionhearts team will re-enter the World Series of ...

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Marshall aiming to use Worlds as springboard to Rio 2016

Savannah Marshall admits she will already have one eye on Rio 2016 as she enters the ring to defend her middleweight title at the forthcoming Wo...

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Biography

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Tony ‘Jaffa’ Jeffries became the only British light heavy weight to win an Olympic medal in over 60 years when he won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Since Beijing Jeffries has won BBC North East’s Sports Personality of the Year and has signed a 3-year professional contract with Frank Maloney. Jeffries started boxing when he was 10 years old when his Granddad took him to Lambton Street Boy’s Club, Sunderland. After trying out a few different boxing clubs Jeffries settled at Sunderland Amatuer Boxing Club. Jeffries went on to win two Schoolboy Titles, two National Boys club titles, Junior A.B.A’s and Senior A.B.A’s. He also became the first Englishman to win gold at the European Cadets in 2001. In 2006 Jeffries made the Quarter finals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games, losing 17-12 on points to eventual gold medallist Kenny Anderson (SCO). After the Commonwealth Games Jeffries had a hand operation and was out for the rest of 2006.