The next Anthony Joshua or Nicola Adams? Meet Team GB’s boxing team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Frazer Clarke

Super-heavyweight

The feelgood story and the captain of the team is its greatest and most skilled member, who has lastly certified for the Olympics at the third time of asking.

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Can Frazer Clarke emulate Anthony Joshua as an Olympic gold medallist?

The super-heavyweight who missed out on London 2012 to Anthony Joshua then Rio 2016 to Joe Joyce instructed Sky Sports: “Keep working at things. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with good people.

“It’s not over till it is over. That’s a message I wish to give to kids – generally you fail at the first hurdle however you will get again up, go once more.”

Clarke received gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games to ship a reminder that he’s a significant risk in the division the place Joshua received gold and Joyce took dwelling silver.

Caroline Dubois

Lightweight

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Daniel Dubois is a rising heavyweight danger-man in the professional recreation however has often insisted his youthful sister is healthier than him.

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Caroline Dubois admitted it was exhausting qualifying for the Olympics on the similar day her brother Daniel was preventing.

The softly-spoken Caroline received the 2019 European Women’s Youth Championship and the 2019 BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year after exploding onto the newbie boxing scene.

She is the youngest member of the team, aged 20, by 5 years and now believes the year-long delay to the Olympics has benefitted her.

“It has been bittersweet,” she instructed Sky Sports. “When it happened I was upset and annoyed. I was ready, prepared, I had made weight. I thought it was the end of the world. After a long year, I realise it was God’s plan – I am older, more mature, I can feel it within myself.”

Cheavon Clarke

Heavyweight

Clarke fell out of affection with boxing after an unsuccessful 2014 Commonwealth Games the place he represented Jamaica, the nation of his start.

But he was persuaded to return and now wears an ear-to-ear smile, telling Sky Sports: “My style is a mix between Tyson, Roy Jones and Sugar Ray Robinson!”

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Cheavon Clarke is Team GB's heavyweight

The oldest member of the team at 30, he beams: “I’m relieved to have qualified but not excited because I haven’t won anything yet. That’s just how I attack things.

“The Olympics has solely been my dream since 2019. I went to the kitting out for the European Games in Minsk and thought: ‘Yo! You get this a lot package? You get handled like this? Imagine going to an Olympics!’

“Galal Yafai told me: ‘You get given so much kit at the Olympics!’

“I mentioned: ‘Bro, I’m going to the Olympics!'”

Ben Whittaker

Light-heavyweight

Anthony Joshua watched Whittaker spar and was so impressed that he requested the place his fashion was discovered. Joby Clayton, Whittaker’s godfather and coach, is now in Joshua’s teaching set-up.

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Ben Whittaker the self-confessed 'showcase!'

An R’n’B singer in his spare time, Whittaker describes himself as a show-off (“I just can’t help myself!”) and is a scholar of Cuban newbie boxing (“basically a little samba dance”).

He tells Sky Sports: “It’s nice to be an Olympian, nice to have that little title but there’s no point going unless you come back with the fruits of your labour.

“All the greats have performed it – Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones – so I wish to put my title on that record.”

Karris Artingstall

Featherweight

The Macclesfield fighter joined the Army to break a cycle of being a “tearaway” and “stepping into hassle”. Only as soon as she’d joined did Artingstall realise boxing was nonetheless a critical choice.

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Karriss Artingstall is a serving member of the British Army

Proudly representing the navy as a Gunner in the British Army she received silver at her first main match, the 2019 European Championship.

“I started boxing when I was 15 but didn’t expect to go to the Olympics,” she tells Sky Sports. “When I made the Team GB team I thought I could make something out of this. Seeing all the pictures [of former Olympic medallists] on the wall? I thought ‘I can be like them – if they can do it, so can I’.”

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Charley Davison

Flyweight

Known as ‘super-mum’ inside Team GB, the Lowestoft fighter returned to boxing in 2018 simply to maintain match after a seven-year break throughout which she had three kids.

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Charley Davison left boxing for seven years to have three kids and now needs to make them proud.

Her eldest, she says, is beaming with pleasure that mum is flying out to the Olympics.

She received gold at the 2019 England Boxing National Championships, only a 12 months into her comeback, and is now breaking down limitations as a mom inside the ring.

Peter McGrail

Featherweight

The Liverpool fighter is the most adorned boxer in Team GB and is the solely fighter to win a medal at each main match in the Tokyo cycle.

McGrail has received gold at a European Championship and a Commonwealth Games, and has two bronze medals at World Championships.

“I’ve got a medal at every major Championships and Tokyo is another chance to do that,” he mentioned.

Pat McCormack

Welterweight

The first of the McCormack twins is a veteran of Rio 2016 and is the reigning European champion.

Only a merciless conflict of heads in the second spherical of the 2019 World Championship ultimate restricted McCormack to a silver medal.

He gained a measure of revenge by defeating the similar opponent, Andrei Zamkovoi of Russia, to qualify for the Olympics.

He is skilled and adorned and one in all Team GB’s most critical threats to the medal podium.

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Twins Pat and Luke McCormack

Luke McCormack

Lightweight

The second McCormack twin is competing in the similar division that his brother was concerned in for Rio 2016.

In 2015, Luke and his brother Pat turned solely the second pair of twins to win England Boxing Elite nationwide titles on the similar day.

Luke is a bronze medallist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and the 2019 European Games and a gold medallist at the 2019 Men’s EU Championships.

Lauren Price

Middleweight

Her dream was at all times to be an Olympian – however she did not know which sport to pursue.

Price has earned 52 caps as a footballer for Wales and can be a kickboxing world champion.

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Lauren Price has 52 caps for Wales as a footballer

Now in her third sport, she is the reigning world and European champion. In 2019 she turned solely the third British feminine to turn out to be world champion.

“As a kickboxer, I was always better with my hands than my legs,” she tells Sky Sports.

“Now my speed and footwork is a big part of the game so I’m not sure if that comes from my football.

“I’m very quick, very technical, I get out and in, I’m very skilful.”

Galal Yafai

Flyweight

This can be the third Olympics for the Yafai household – Galal competed at Rio 2016 and his brother Kal was at Beijing 2008 earlier than changing into a world champion as a professional.

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Galal Yafai is a veteran of Rio 2016

“The last Olympics were big for me,” he tells Sky Sports. “I was working [a full-time job] just a year before. I was a newbie on the squad then suddenly I was on the plane to Rio. I have good and bad memories, I lost to the Cuban world champion.

“The final Olympics? I wasn’t dazzled by the complete state of affairs.

“I’m a two-time Olympian but Kal and Gamal give me advice like I’m a novice! It’s great for me. Kal has been to the Olympics before me and is a former world champion. Any advice I can get will only make me better.”

Sourse: skysports.com

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