Boxing is often described as the “noble art” and Team England competed for 16 medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
The team won nine in total, consisting of six golds, one silver and two bronze medals and topped the medal table.
Team England has a proud boxing history at the Commonwealth Games with some of the sport’s biggest names such as Nicola Adams having won Commonwealth gold for their country. England top the all-time medal table in boxing with an impressive 128 medals, including 60 golds.
At Birmingham 2022, you will see both men and women compete for gold, putting their mental and physical strength to the test in a battle of speed, skill and stamina.
The NEC is the place to be when considering this fast paced event that will have you on the edge of your seats.
Frazer Clarke fights to secure boxing gold, after a hard fought contest in the super-heavyweight division and both competitors giving it their everything, a tremendous last round with an unaccountable tempo. Clarke is crowned with the gold medal with a unanimous point decision, with just one point in it. A tremendous performance, and they gave it everything, punch for punch.
England sent seven boxers to the finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, and came way with 6 gold medals. That was a Team England experience that will never be forgotten and a success streak that will hopefully continue over to the next games in Birmingham 2022.
The boxing competition at Birmingham 2022 will be held at the National Exhibition Centre.
Darren is currently an England Boxing Director with the specific responsibility for Performance and Talent, as well as the organisation's risk management. Birmingham 2022 will be his second Commonwealth Games, having led the Team England boxing squad to a history-making medal haul at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, Australia, where they beat the previous record held since Melbourne 2006.
Darren brings extensive experience as a Team Manager. Within England Boxing, he oversees the delivery of performance pathways, also chairing the England Boxing Team Managers Panel as well as being a member of the GB Talent Commission. Recently retired from 34 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, he also brings a wealth of experience having served boxing for over 40 years as a competitor, coach and official.