‘Mighty Atom’ heads to Italy with Eng­land

The Chronicle - - Seconds Out -

SAVANNAH Stub­ley, who fights out of the Em­pire School of Box­ing in Blyth, is off to Italy to rep­re­sent Eng­land in the Euro­pean Cham­pi­onships along­side Durham’s Ge­or­gia O’Con­nor (75kg) and Dar­ling­ton’s Joe Tyres (56kg).

Multi-cham­pion Stub­ley fights at 48kg and, at 16, she has al­ready won Na­tional, Golden Girl and Hull Box Cup ti­tles, as well as be­ing the first fe­male to lift the Three Na­tions ti­tle back in 2015, suc­cess­fully de­fend­ing it the fol­low­ing year.

“It’s been a good jour­ney and Savannah has worked re­ally hard for her re­wards,” said Blyth supremo Les Welsh. “She’s com­ing along quite nicely and, al­though it’s go­ing to be too soon for her to go to the 2020 Olympics, we will aim for the next one in 2024. The first thing she said when walk­ing into our gym eight years ago is she wanted to medal at the Olympics.”

Nick­named “The Mighty Atom”, Savannah will be go­ing Viva Italia for 10 days with the Eng­land squad be­fore, de­pend­ing on how she does there, her fo­cus turns to other in­ter­na­tional tour­na­ments later in the year.

“We’ll be look­ing at the Worlds, and pos­si­bly the Youth Olympics later in the year,” added Welsh.

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