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  1. What are the National Amateur Championships?

    British Boxing

    The England Boxing National Amateur Championships have been held since 1880 and see the finest boxers from outside the paid ranks facing off for the most prestigious title in English amateur boxing.

    Superstars such as Anthony Joshua, Tyson Fury, Carl Froch, Nicola Adams and Tony Bellew are all former champions, while Joe Calzaghe won titles at three different weights in three consecutive years before Welsh and Scottish boxing formed their own national amateur championships in 1994.

    This year, the finals take place at Manchester Central on Saturday 13 April. There are championships up for grabs across nine women’s weight classes and eleven in the men’s division.

    A number of boxers from the GB Boxing Performance Programme will be involved, with the likes of Tori-Ellis Willetts, Thomas Hodgeson and Mark Dickinson hoping to impress as the race for a place in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic squad heats up, while there will also be several representatives from the UK’s armed forces in the competition.

  2. BBC Coverage

    All times are BST.

    The BBC will have live coverage on BBC Sport online and Connected TV from the finals in Manchester – and all of the action will be available to view again via the BBC iPlayer.

    Saturday 13 April

    14:00-17:30 – Finals, BBC Sport online and Connected TV

    18:00-21:00 – Finals, BBC Sport online and Connected TV

    Coverage times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may occur.

  3. Get Inspired: How to get into boxing

    How do I start?

    With the likes of heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua filling out stadiums, boxing is as popular as ever. There are hundreds of gyms all over the United Kingdom. Club finders in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland will help you get started.

    But what is boxing?

    • Boxing is a combat sport where two participants compete against each other.
    • The aim is to strike your opponent with punches to above the waist line over the course of an allocated number of three-minute rounds.
    • A judge(s) or referee will determine who has been the better boxer, i.e. who scored the most punches/points, and award him or her the winner.
    • Another way of winning is to knock your opponent down for a count of at least 10 seconds.
    • GB Boxing has some great resources so that you can see what boxing is all about, and have a better idea of the rules and regulations.

    Is it for me?

    • There are different weight categories which means boxing is for everyone.
    • You don't need to get hurt to enjoy boxing. But most people use the sport as a way of fitness rather than getting in the ring and or competing.
    • Skipping, hitting the punch bag or pads and different exercise drills are used in training and beginners can take it at their own pace.

    Video content

    Video caption: Boxer Lawrence Okolie on being bullied at school for his weight