Tokyo 2020: Frazer Clarke ‘proud’ of leading 11-strong boxing group from Team GB

After being a part of GB boxing for over 10 years, Frazer Clarke will lead the team

Frazer Clarke becomes captain of Team GB’s boxing team of seven men and four women at the Olympics in Tokyo.

The super-heavyweight fighter, 29, said it was “one of the most proud achievements of my life”.

Rio 2016 Olympians Galal Yafai and Pat McCormack are also returning to the GB team on flyweight and welterweight.

Peter McGrail, the European bantamweight champion 2017, and Luke McCormack, Pat’s twin brother, are fighting in the lightweight division.

European Games lightweight heavyweight silver medalist Ben Whittaker and 30-year-old heavyweight Cheavon Clarke – who won silver at the European Championships in 2017 – complete the men’s events.

Women’s line-up includes Wales’ middleweight world champion Lauren Price in 2019, 26.

Mother of three Charley Davison will compete in flyweight, while Caroline Dubois – a world and Olympic youth champion – will contest the lightweight title.

Karriss Artingstall, the world champion in bronze medal in 2019, completes the women’s team and boxs in the featherweight division.

Lauren Price
Price, who won Commonwealth gold in 2018, said it has been her dream to compete at the Olympics for eight years.

The 11 boxers were selected after their appearances on the Road to Tokyo European Olympic qualifying event in Paris earlier this month.

GB Boxing’s performance director Rob McCracken praised the “very talented group” of fighters.

“Provided they continue to prepare well, work hard and listen to the coaches, they have every chance of success at the Olympics,” he said.

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