CONOR LOF­TUS

Boxing News - - Amateurs -

AFTER moving down to light-wel­ter­weight, Conor Lof­tus has a point to prove. He will be ea­ger to com­pete in the GB Cham­pi­onships that are due to take place at the EIS in Sh­effield on De­cem­ber 7 (Tick­ets are on sale now, priced £10 at http://www.tick­ets­di­rect. org.uk/gbchamps/en­try­form.aspx).

GB Box­ing’s Per­for­mance Di­rec­tor, Rob Mc­cracken, ex­plained: “This event is a great op­por­tu­nity for the GB Box­ing coaches and me to see some of the tal­ent we have com­ing through and as­sess the box­ers in an in­tense, com­pet­i­tive sit­u­a­tion.

“We are only in the first year of the Tokyo Olympic cy­cle so there is still a lot of op­por­tu­nity for box­ers to force their way into the GB Box­ing squad and then into con­tention for the 2020 Olympics. Sev­eral of the box­ers that com­peted at the last Olympics didn’t join our squad un­til half way through the Rio cy­cle, so the door is open.”

FAST FACTS

Age: 64kgs

From: Eng­land

Stance: South­paw

Ti­tles: Eng­land Box­ing Elite x2

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