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Thursday 18 January 2024

World Boxing Cup Inaugural Showdown Live from Sheffield on BBC

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Witness the excitement of the GB Open in the inaugural Boxing World Cup, broadcast live from Sheffield, featuring stellar British boxing talents like light-middleweight Garan Croft, light-flyweight Savannah Stubley, and flyweight Kiaran MacDonald. Catch the action on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

As a crucial prelude to the eagerly awaited Olympic Games in Paris later this year, the GB Open in the Boxing World Cup serves as a pivotal warm-up event. Exceptional performances here can significantly enhance a fighter's chances of being selected for the Olympic qualifiers. With over 20 boxers from the GB squad stepping into the ring this week, the competition is intense as each athlete aspires to secure a spot on the grand stage this summer.

The Boxing World Cup introduces a novel competition format, with the GB Open marking its inaugural event. Boxers will accumulate ranking points and victories during this week's matches, laying the foundation for the Finals event at the year's end, where they will contend for the prestigious World Boxing Trophy.

Hosted at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, the GB Open commenced on Wednesday, January 17, and will conclude on Saturday, January 20. Boxing enthusiasts can catch all the thrilling bouts on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.

Philip Bernie, Interim Director of BBC Sport, expresses optimism about the coverage, stating, "We anticipate that boxing fans will relish our live coverage of the new GB Open competition from Sheffield via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. As we approach the Olympic Games this summer, the spectacle of witnessing British boxing powerhouses in action this week will set the stage for their pursuit of victory and Olympic medal aspirations."

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