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Team England to send 12-strong boxing squad to 2018 Commonwealth Games

Team England name 12-strong boxing squad
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Team England announce 12-strong boxing squad, made up of eight men and four women, for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Team England have announced that 12 boxers have been selected to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia.

The team, which consists of eight men and four women, will attempt to contribute to England's medal tally when the event gets underway in the Gold Coast on April 4.

Twin brothers Pat McCormack and Luke McCormack are within the squad, but will be fighting at welterweight and light-welterweight respectively.

Meanwhile, Lisa Whiteside will be attempting to add another medal to her cabinet as she heads Down Under with the 2014 flyweight World Championship silver and 2016 European bronze.

Team leader Darren Chapel said: "I'm pleased that we've announced a strong team of 12 athletes. This team has two Olympians and a wealth of experience between them however for the majority of the team this will be their first taste of the Commonwealth Games.

"I know that they are all excited and they are all going to be focused on performing at their best. We know there will be tough competition during the Games especially with strong teams from our other home Nations like Scotland, Wales and Ireland and not forgetting of course our host nation Australia too who will have a huge home following."

Team England won seven boxing medals, including five golds, at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Team England boxing squad:

Luke McCormack, Pat McCormack, Frazer Clarke, Cheavon Clarke, Calum French, Natasha Gale, Peter McGrail, Paige Murney, Sandy Ryan, Ben Whittaker, Lisa Whiteside, Galal Yafai

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