Originally Posted by Big Dunk
GB Boxing's first international test of 2011 will see a mixed squad travel Sweden for a dual international this Friday.
The team, led by coaches Nigel Davies and Paul Walmsley, includes World Championship silver medallists Nicola Adams and Savannah Marshall. Savannah, who aims to improve on a prolific 2010, is gradually building up to box at 75kg in the Olympics and will make the move from 69kg to 73kg for this contest.
Amanda Coulson will be hoping to get her year off to a good start, after missing out on the GB Championship gold medal to team mate Natasha Jonas at the end of 2010. Women's EU Championship silver medallist Chantelle Cameron and Welsh boxer Lynsey Holdaway complete the line-up for the women's squad. Lynsey's recent successes include reaching the quarter finals of last September's Women's World Championships, and a victory over Ruth Raper in the semi finals of the GB Championships in November.
A youthful men's line-up features two Welshmen; Joe Cordina, who won a silver at the World Combat Games back in September, and 2010 Youth Olympian Zack Davies. Representing England are Shafiq Asif; who has won his last three internationals as a GB boxer, Repton's Sam McNess; and 2010 ABA champions Anthony Fowler, Lawrence Osueke and Anthony Joshua.
The full team is:
50kg Lynsey Holdaway (Wales)
51kg Nicola Adams (England)
60kg Amanda Coulson (England
64kg Chantelle Cameron (England)
73kg Savannah Marshall (England)
56kg Joe Cordina (Wales)
58kg Zack Davies (Wales
60kg Shafiq Asif (England)
64kg Sam McNess (England)
69kg Anthony Fowler (England)
81kg Lawrence Osueke (England)
+91kg Anthony Joshua (England)
I reckon Savannah marshall has a hell of a crack of winning gold at the olympics if her form improves the way it has over the last couple of years. She walked away with silver medals at the European and World championships and it was her first time in the comps, plus shes only been a senior for 2 seasons. Another years and a half of international experience will do her the world of good and if she can improve than little bit more she should definately at least win a podium place