RAVEN CHAP­MAN

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AGE 23 FROM Eng­land STANCE Or­tho­dox TI­TLES Eng­land Box­ing Elite

WITH Olympic box­ing open­ing up to wider range of fe­male weight di­vi­sions, 57kgs is a category worth pay­ing at­ten­tion to. Raven Chap­man won the Eng­land Box­ing Elite cham­pi­onships in 2016 and is now box­ing in­ter­na­tion­ally. She en­tered the Sile­sian Open in Gli­wice, Poland. Chap­man won her first in­ter­na­tional bout in Poland on Septem­ber 11 when she unan­i­mously out­pointed In­dia’s Shashi Cho­pra. Her next bout the fol­low­ing day saw her drawn against ex­pe­ri­enced host na­tion boxer San­dra Kruk. Kruk won a split de­ci­sion but Chap­man gained valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence box­ing for GB and will now work to­wards win­ning a place on the Podium squad. At wel­ter­weight Chap­man’s GB team­mate Omarah Tay­lor also reached the quar­ter-fi­nals. There Rus­sia’s Yaroslava Yakushina took a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over her. Tay­lor won her open­ing con­test stop­ping Poland’s Mal­go­rzata Rauczyn­ska in two rounds.

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