England Boxing National Amateur Championships 2019 to be broadcast live on the BBC

April 4, 2019 | by Matt Halfpenny


The England Boxing National Amateur Championships 2019 will be live on the BBC from the quarter-final stages onwards, England Boxing can announce.

Bouts will be shown on the BBC iPlayer (www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer) and via the BBC Sport website and app from Saturday and Sunday’s quarter-final and semi-final action this weekend in Nottingham, plus the Finals Day that follows at Manchester Central on Saturday 13th April.

Commentary will be provided by Ronald McIntosh and 1988 Olympic bronze medal winner Richie Woodall – both regular commentators on major amateur tournaments, including the Olympic and Commonwealth Games.

For the coverage in Nottingham, the stream will switch between the two rings that will be hosting bout simultaneously, with the choice of bouts made by the BBC.

The action on Saturday begins at 1pm and on Sunday at 12noon, while Finals Day bouts start from 2pm.

England Boxing Competitions and Events Manager Lynsey Lockey said: “We’re delighted to have the BBC screening our England Boxing National Amateur Championships 2019 from the quarter-final stages onwards.

“Coverage by the BBC of the ABAs, as they were then called, was very popular in days gone by, so it’s very pleasing that once again the Championships is being given coverage by such a respected broadcaster.

“There promises to be some high calibre bouts and it’s a chance to watch boxers who could go on to be future stars at major competitions or as professionals, just as the likes of Frank Bruno, Tony Bellew, Carl Froch, Ricky Hatton, Nicola Adams, Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury and Stacey Copeland have in the past.”

As normal, the Championships, will also be streamed live from the quarter-final stages onwards on the England Boxing YouTube Channel, allowing access for overseas viewers, and with coverage of both rings on different streams at the same time.


Tickets to spectate at Harvey Hadden are available on the day for all three days (doors 12noon on Friday and Saturday and 11am on Sunday), priced £20 adults, £10 concessions (65+) and £5 children (6 to 15-year-olds). Under 5s are free.

Tickets prices for Finals Day at Manchester Central (1pm doors) are £25 adults, £15 concessions (65+) and £10 children (6 to 15-year-olds), while Under 5s are free.