England Boxing have announced that the amateur national championships will have live coverage on the BBC.

Amateur boxing’s national championship will emanate from Nottingham beginning this weekend. The final then follows from Manchester next Saturday.

The event will be covered on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport online platform; beginning with the quarter finals on Saturday at 1pm. The bouts on Sunday begin at 12 noon with finals day starting at 2pm.

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Competitions and events manager for England Boxing, Lynsey Lockey said: “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.”

International viewers can watch the fights on England Boxing’s YouTube channel. A stream will run for both rings simultaneously, so fans won’t miss any of the action.

Former Olympic bronze medal winner turned analyst, Richie Woodall will be on commentary alongside Ronald McIntosh.

Junior amateur boxing prospects vied for supremacy on the weekend of March 23, exhibiting the next generation of pugilists. Prince Dubois of the successful boxing family was victorious for Repton ABC, Blu Bowers took a national title back to Pinewood Starr ABC and Shelby-Marie Lee secured a place on the England squad.

Tickets to the Nottingham event and Manchester’s finals can be purchased from Ticketmaster.

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