Securing a Joshua Legacy for Boxing in Wales

Neil McEvoy AM, Chair of Cross Party Group on Boxing with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

Promoting Welsh Boxing: Neil McEvoy AM, Chair of Cross Party Group on Boxing with Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport

 

SECURING A JOSHUA LEGACY FOR WELSH BOXING

Massive interest in the Anthony Joshua international boxing title matches held in Cardiff will drive growth in boxing, but could challenge the resources of Amateur Boxing Clubs in Wales, according to Neil McEvoy AM.

Neil McEvoy AM said “Wales has been granted a tremendous opportunity to build on the incredible resolve and determination of the Wales wide network of amateur boxing clubs, which have transformed so many lives for the better.

“In Wales we have always punched above our weight in the quality of boxers we produce, but now we need to make sure the interest in the Joshua matches brings lasting benefits to boxing in Wales.”

Anthony Joshua’s second match held in south Wales will bring his own WBA and IBF belts into contention with Joseph Parker’s WBO title on March 31st at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff while millions of spectators will also watch it around the world.

Ten days before Joshua meets Joseph Parker for their unification heavyweight showdown, the Cross Party Group (CPG) on Boxing, sponsored by Neil McEvoy AM, will meet in Cardiff Bay to discuss the future of Amateur Boxing in Wales.

The CPG Boxing meeting (Wednesday, March 21st, 6.30 for 7-8pm, Committee Room 5, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay) is open to the public and free, but places must be booked in advance on the Eventbrite.co.uk website:

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Launch of the Cross Party Group on Boxing

Launch of the Cross Party Group on Boxing

Formed in June 2017, the Assembly Cross Party Group on Boxing seeks to support amateur clubs across Wales.

This second meeting, chaired by Neil McEvoy AM, will be an opportunity to welcome Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas AM, the new Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport to his post, and for the boxing community to discuss their thoughts on the future of boxing in Wales.

The CPG Boxing meeting (Wednesday, March 21st, 6.30 for 7-8pm, Committee Room 5, Tŷ Hywel, Cardiff Bay) is open to the public and free, but places must be booked in advance on the Eventbrite.co.uk website:

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