A trio of Team England boxers will take to the ring when the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships returns tomorrow.
Gold Coast Commonwealth Games champion Sandy Ryan will be joined by silver medallist Paige Murney and Natasha Gale as the Team England contingent reunite once again to form part of a seven-strong Great Britain team.
Ryan is one of just two boxers in the squad to have previously fought at the World Championships, having secured a silver medal at the 2014 championships in South Korea.
The 25-year-old welterweight will be hoping to go one better this time around and emulate her achievements from the Gold Coast, where she beat fellow squad member Rosie Eccles to top spot on the podium and claim her maiden international title.
Proving that she’s capable of competing with the best in her division, World Championship gold at her third attempt will be the ultimate aim for the Derby-born fighter.
For Gale, these championships represent something of a comeback after taking some time out of the sport following this year’s Commonwealth Games.
The 2016 European champion suffered a disappointing first round loss by unanimous decision at the Games in April to eventual silver medallist Caitlin Parker.
But over six months on from her last competitive bout Gale is eager to return to winning ways in the middleweight division once more.
It will also be the first taste at world level for Murney, whose career has gone from strength to strength in 2018.
From packing in her part-time job to concentrate fully on boxing in January, to winning a Commonwealth silver medal at her first major competition, the 23-year-old is certainly one to watch.
The tenth edition of the Championships takes place in New Delhi at the Indira Gandhi Stadium, a former venue for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Full GB squad:
Ebonie jones (51kg), Ellie Scotney (57kg), Paige Murney (60kg), Rosie Eccles (69kg), Sandy Ryan (69kg), Natasha Gale (75kg), Lauren Price (75kg)