International boxing back for England after absence of more than two years

February 17, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


The eagerly-awaited first international action for England’s amateur boxers in more than two years will see them take on cross-border neighbours Scotland on Friday 4th March.

The Elite-level dual will be boxed behind closed doors at the High Performance Centre in Glasgow.

It will be the Three Lions first outing in almost 26 months because of the onset of Covid-19, their last being the Nations Cup for female boxers, held in Sombor, Serbia, in January 2020.

The Scotland v England duel will see nine Elite bouts contested over 3x3min.

John Stubbs will lead the coaching team, alongside Caroline Dent, Adrian Fleming and Chris Lodge.

“This is our first outing since January 2020 and the team are all very excited to put on the Three Lions vest and represent England,” said England Boxing Development Coach, Amanda Coulson.

“All the boxers have shown their abilities after being selected from the England Boxing National Amateur Championships 2021 (NACs) finalists (Danny Lynch aside). We wish the team the very best of luck and will look forward to sharing the results post-competition.”

Bout list (subject to change)

Male, Under 51kg – Lennon Mulligan v Ellis Trowbridge (Hodbox, Home Counties)

Male, Under 55kg – Matthew McHale v Yusuf Thahmim (Haringey, London, pictured top).

Male, Under 58kg – Fawaz Aborode v Billy Adams (Dagenham, London).

Male, Under 60kg – Patrick Paton v Danny Lynch (Sherrington’s, Midlands).

Male, Under 63.5kg – Luke Bibby v Ibraheem Sulaimaan (Eastside, Midlands).

Male, Under 71kg – Luke McFadyen v Billy Le Poullain (Amalgamated, Western Counties)

Male, Under 81kg – Sean Lazzerini v Omar Augustine (Earlsfield, London).