The England Boxing Women’s Winter Box Cup made its debut in 2018 and was such a success that it was quickly decided that it would be made an annual event.
More than 160 boxers took part in the maiden event from a host of countries including Ireland, Latvia, Holland, New Zealand, Spain and Jersey and, of course, England. Shona Whitwell won the belt for the competition’s best boxer, while World and European Youth champion Gemma Richardson also took part.
The women and girls-only event – which was the first of its type in the UK when established – is open to Juniors, Youth and Elite boxers across a variety of weights. It aims to help developed the strength in depth of women’s boxing and also act as an inspiration to other women and girls who may wish to get involved in the sport.