Ferndown lightweight Iain Weaver selected in GB boxing team

Iain Weaver
Weaver is the 2010 European Championship silver medallist

Dorset lightweight Iain Weaver has a chance to stake his claim for Olympic selection at the forthcoming Great Britain Amateur Boxing Championships at York Hall in London on 11-12 November.

Weaver has been picked to represent GB and will face representatives from England, Wales and Scotland.

Victory could see the 21-year-old earn a place at the next Olympic qualifying event in Turkey.

The 60kg Olympic slot is yet to be taken with Weaver battling Martin Ward.

Englishman Ward failed to secure his place at London 2012 after his early exit at the recent World Championships in Azerbaijan, handing Weaver a lifeline.

"This will be a high quality tournament and reflects the huge depth of talent we have in amateur boxing in Great Britain at the present time," said performance director of the British Amateur Boxing Association, Rob McCracken.

"It will influence the make-up of the GB boxing squad as we head into 2012 and is an opportunity for the competitors to put themselves in the frame for possible selection at next year's Olympic qualifiers."