Mansfield hosts National Female Boxing Championships

ABAE Female Boxing Finals.''Adelaide Baker, (Black and Yellow) v Paris Dunford (White)
ABAE Female Boxing Finals.''Adelaide Baker, (Black and Yellow) v Paris Dunford (White)

Adelaide Baker (Black and Yellow) is pictured fighting Paris Dunford during the recent National Female Boxing Championships, which took place at Mansfield Civic Centre.

The event saw 36 junior and school boxers and 40 adult fighters gathering in the town for the boxing bonanza.

The sport has enjoyed a major growth in participants over the last year following the announcement that female boxing will feature in the 2012 London Olympics.

The most highly anticipated match of the day was the bout between GB team-mates Amanda Coulson and Ruth Raper, which saw Coulson come out on top after a points victory.

Nina Smith, another of GB’s promising prospects for the London Olympics, beath the highly talented Talia Anthony with a resounding 27 - 9 points win.