BBC to live stream NACs 2022 Finals Day from Manchester
April 8, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny
The England Boxing National Amateur Championships (NACs) 2022 Finals Day on 23rd April will be streamed live on BBC Sport’s digital platforms, England Boxing is pleased to announce.
Amateur boxing’s most historic competition dates back to 1881 and the list of previous champions is a who’s who of English boxing.
Household names such as Tyson Fury, Nicola Adams, Anthony Joshua, Savannah Marshall, Frank Bruno, Nigel Benn, Natasha Jonas, Ricky Hatton, Stacey Copeland, Carl Froch and Tony Bellew are just a few winners of a coveted national belt who have subsequently risen to fame.
Tokyo 2020 medallists Pat McCormack (2014 and 2015), Ben Whittaker (2016 and 2017), Frazer Clarke (2015) and Karriss Artingstall (2018) also all secured titles at the highest amateur level before earning a place on the GB squad.
This year’s NACs 2022 Finals Day (1pm start) will be part of a huge day for boxing, with former Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy boxer Fury taking on Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in a professional world title contest later that night.
The showpiece occasion of the amateur boxing calendar will be hosted at Manchester Central and feature the best young prospects in the country, with 24 finals boxed in all – 11 bouts at female weights and 13 at male weights.
The same venue saw current GB boxer Delicious Orie victorious at Under 91kg at NACs Finals Day in 2019, and he now has his sights firmly set on boxing at the Paris 2024 Olympics in just over two years’ time.
“Winning the national title definitely played a big part in my career because it got my name out there so that people knew who I was, and it helped me get my GB assessment,” he said.
“It was a special day that meant everything to me. It was a huge experience for me to perform on the big stage and under the lights that really sticks out in my memory.
“The venue (Manchester Central) is absolutely beautiful and that, along with it being on the BBC, where people I know who couldn’t make it on the day could watch, gave me that extra motivation to win.”
Bouts can be watched live via the BBC Sport website, app and BBC iPlayer and will include commentary.
You can keep up to date with the latest information on the England Boxing National Amateur Championships home page and follow the hashtag #EBNAC22 on social media.