Meet the Team GB boxers selected for Rio 2016
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Meet the Team GB boxers selected for Rio 2016

30 June 2016 / 11:49

Ten men and two women will make up Team GB’s largest Olympic boxing squad for 32 years after their selection today for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Olympic Champion Nicola Adams returns to Team GB after adding World, Commonwealth and European Games gold medals to her name since picking up the flyweight crown at London 2012.

World Championship bronze medallist and Commonwealth Champion Savannah Marshall is the other female representative and will compete at middleweight.

Joe Joyce selected for Rio 2016

For the men, Commonwealth and European Games Champion Joe Joyce will fight at super heavyweight with Lawrence Okolie named in the heavyweight division.

Joshua Buatsi is selected at light heavyweight with Commonwealth Games Champion Anthony Fowler at middleweight. Josh Kelly and Pat McCormack are selected to fight at welterweight and light welterweight respectively.

European Champion Joe Cordina is set to compete at lightweight, while European silver medallist Qais Ashfaq will fight at bantamweight and Muhammad Ali and Galal Yafai round off the team in the flyweight and light flyweight divisions.

Savannah Marshall selected for Rio 2016

Team GB sit third on the overall boxing medal table having won 53 medals at the Olympic Games – 17 gold, 12 silver and 24 bronze.

The selected athletes are:


Nicola Adams, 33, hometown Leeds (flyweight, -51kg)

Savannah Marshall, 25, Hartlepool (middleweight, -60kg)


Galal Yafai, 23, Birmingham (light flyweight, -49kg)

Muhammad Ali, 20, Bury (flyweight -52kg)

Qais Ashfaq, 23, Leeds (bantamweight -56kg)

Joe Cordina, 24, Cardiff (lightweight -60kg)

Pat McCormack, 21, Birtley (light welterweight -64kg)

Josh Kelly, 22, Sunderland (welterweight -69kg)

Antony Fowler, 25, Liverpool (middleweight -75kg)

Joshua Buatsi, 23, London (light heavyweight -81kg)

Lawrence Okolie, 23, London (heavyweight -91kg)

Joe Joyce, 30, London (super heavyweight +91kg)