Five English Boxers to Compete for Team GB at Paris 2024

June 7, 2024 | by Nabillah Akhtar


Charley Davison, Chantelle Reid, Lewis Richardson, Pat Brown and Delicious Orie have been named today as the English boxers that will represent Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

The three men and two women earned their ticket for Paris by securing a quota place at one of the three Olympic Qualification events organised by the Paris Boxing Unit of the IOC, which has managed the boxing pathway to Paris 2024.

Davison and Orie secured qualification when they represented Team GB at the 2023 European Games in Poland, where Orie won gold and his two Davison.

Reid and Brown earned their places at the 1st World Qualification Tournament in Italy in April 2024. The last boxer to qualify was Richardson, who secured his place at the 2nd World Qualification Tournament in Thailand which concluded at the start of June.

Fellow GB Boxing teammates, Rosie Eccles and Cindy Ngamba will also be heading to the Games this summer, Welsh Eccles took bronze at the Euro Games to secure her place whilst Ngamba who hails from Cameroon has qualified for the refugee team.

Team GB Chef de Mission Mark England said: “The GB boxers have always been an important and integral part of Team GB. The athletes selected today bring real talent, character and personality to the team and we’re all looking forward to seeing how they perform at the Games. In Performance Director Rob McCracken, the boxers have an exceptional mentor, who knows how to bring out their best performances. I’m excited to watch them compete.”

Paris will be Davison’s second Games after she competed at Tokyo 2020 whilst her teammates will all be making their Olympic debut.

Davison commented: “Tokyo was a great experience but qualifying for a second time means a little bit more to me.  I am a much more experienced boxer now and I know what to expect at an Olympics, so I am going into the Games feeling confident.”

The line-up also includes Commonwealth Games Champion in Orie who won gold at Birmingham 2022.

Orie said: “Winning gold at a multi-sport event like the Commonwealth Games was a brilliant and I am looking forward to putting all of that experience to good use at the Olympics.  We have all worked so hard to get to this point and, it is great to have qualified, but the job is not yet done and my aim is to keep working hard and make sure I am in the best possible shape when it comes to competing on the biggest stage of all in Paris.”

Team GB Boxing Team Announcement for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, at the English Institute of Sport, Sheffield, on Friday 7 June 2024.

The other major medallist in the team is Richardson, who won a bronze at Birmingham 2022 and a silver at the 2022 European Championships in Armenia. The light-middleweight, who narrowly missed out on qualification for Tokyo 2020, said: “It’s been a long hard journey to get to this point, so it will be a very proud moment when I finally get to pull on the Team GB vest in Paris.”

The remaining members of the team are Mancunian heavyweight, Pat Brown and middleweight, Chantelle Reid, who only returned to competitive boxing in 2023 following a six-year break. The 26-year-old had been a successful junior and won a gold at the 2014 European Junior Championships which she followed with a bronze at the World Youths but was advised to quit the sport owing to a degenerative disc issue in her lower back.

Reid explained: “I was advised to stop boxing in my teens but the sport is in my family and after seeing my brother do well, I made a comeback in 2023 with England Boxing so it’s been an incredible 18 months.  To have qualified for the Olympics and now be part of Team GB in Paris is a dream come true.”

Brown added: “I have only been part of the GB Boxing squad for three years so am really proud to have qualified for the Olympics Games after such a short period of time.  It will be an honour to wear the Team GB vest and I am determined to make sure I make myself and all my family and friends proud when the competition gets underway in Paris this summer.”

England Boxing Squad for Paris 2024

Charley Davison (54kg)

Chantelle Reid (75kg)

Lewis Richardson (71kg)

Pat Brown (92kg)

Delicious Orie (92kg+)