World Boxing Cup on BBC
January 18, 2024
Fight fans can follow the GB Open in the new Boxing World Cup live from Sheffield, featuring British boxing stars such as light-middleweight Garan Croft, light-flyweight Savannah Stubley, and flyweight Kiaran MacDonald, via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.
Ahead of the Olympic Games in Paris this year, the GB Open in the Boxing World Cup is a crucial warm-up event, as fighters who perform well have a greater shot at being selected for Olympic qualifiers. More than 20 boxers from the GB squad will be facing off, each hoping they can make it to the biggest stage this summer.
The World Boxing Cup is a new competition, and the GB Open is its first event. Boxers will collect ranking points and victories ahead of the Finals event at the end of the year, where they will compete for the first ever World Boxing Trophy.
Taking place at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, boxing fans can watch bouts on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. The GB Open is taking place now and ends on January 20th.
Philip Bernie, Interim Director of BBC Sport, commented: “We hope boxing fans will love our coverage of the new GB Open competition live from Sheffield via BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. As we gear up to the Olympic Games this summer, it will be exciting to see the British boxing powerhouses in action this week, as they strive for victory and set the tone for their Olympic medal bids.”