Tyers among contingent selected for Euro Under-22s

March 9, 2022 | by Matt Halfpenny


GB Boxing has announced the five men from its programme, joining three women already selected by England Boxing, who will represent their Home Nations at this year’s EUBC Under-22 European Boxing Championships in Porec, Croatia from 13th to 23rd March.

The male contingent includes the Welsh trio of Taylor Bevan and twin brothers, Garan and Ioan Croft, who all joined the world class programme (WCP) for boxing at the start of 2022.

They will be looking to build on the success they enjoyed in their first competitive outing as members of the GB Boxing squad, when they won gold at January’s Tammer tournament in Finland.

The Welshmen will be joined in Croatia by England’s Joe Tyers (Billingham Boxing Academy) and Sam Hickey of Scotland.

Light-welterweight, Tyers, has enjoyed a strong start since joining the GB Boxing squad in June, 2021 and won gold at last year’s Golden Gong in North Macedonia and silver in his most recent outing at the Tammer tournament.

Middleweight, Hickey, will be making his first international appearance since he joined the GB Boxing squad in January 2022.

The three women that will travel with the GB Boxing party have been selected by England Boxing include flyweight Savannah Stubley (Empire), bantamweight Olivia Holmes (Rotunda), and featherweight Sameenah Toussaint (New King’s).

The group will travel to Croatia at the end of this week and will compete in their home nation vests at the tournament.

Full team

Boxer Weight Class Country
Joe Tyers Light-welterweight – 63kg England
Ioan Croft Welterweight – 67kg Wales
Garan Croft Light-middleweight – 71kg Wales
Sam Hickey Middleweight – 75kg Scotland
Taylor Bevan Light-heavyweight – 80kg Wales
Savannah Stubley Flyweight – 51kg England
Olivia Holmes Bantamweight – 54kg England
Sameenah Toussaint Featherweight – 57kg England