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Two Bronze Medalists


The Boxing team led the Army’s medal charge with a double bronze at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Light flyweight boxer LCpl Ashley Williams (Royal Welsh) made a storming start in the ring with a points victory over Mozambique’s Juliano Maquina in the round of 16.  The Welsh team captain then defeated Malaysia’s Muhamad Redzuan to secure the minimum of a bronze medal before locking horns with Devendro Laishram in the semi-finals.LCpl Ashley Williams (Royal Welsh)

The world number 3 proved to be a tough opponent and the Serviceman was knocked to the canvas in the second round as his rival sealed the win via a unanimous decision.  “I said all along that I was hoping for gold but I was not expected to bring anything back,” Williams told Soldier Sport.

“I went there to give it my best shot and I felt I gave a really good account of myself throughout the competition.  “Laishram dropped me in the second round but I recovered well and gave him a hard bout.  Looking back on my performance I probably boxed the best fight of my life against the Malaysian guy.

The atmosphere was amazing and the Scottish fans cheered on all the hone nations.  “It was a great crowd to box in front of and I thrived on that”.  Williams also relished the opportunity to mix with other athletes outside the ring.

“This was my first multi-event games and being around other sportsmen allowed me to switch off between bouts,” he explained.

“Having the chance to talk to people from different, backgrounds really helped.

Victory over Dominica’s Valerian Spicer saw LCpl Alanna Audley-Murphy (RLC) add a bronze to Northern Ireland’s impressive medal count in the ring.  The lightweight boxer was trailing after the opening round but mounted an impressive fightback to take the contest via a split decision.Lcpl Alanna Audley-Murphy bronze medalist

“I felt a bit of pressure as I was the last Northern Irish boxer to fight,” she told Soldier Sport.  “I was quite nervous but once I got in the ring it went away.  It was close at the start and I didn’t know if I was up or down so I just had to go for it towards the end.”

“I gave her the first round but you can be ahead in the scoring and in the last 20 seconds everything can change.  It was a great feeling to get the win”.

Audley-Murphy’s emotion was evident at the outcome and with a bronze medal already in the bag she took on Australian Shelley Watts in the semi-final.

Despite suffering defeat to the eventual gold medallist the soldier was delighted with her overall performance.  “I knew I was capable of bringing home a medal and I was going for gold,” the Servicewoman said.

“It was a close contest but I gave her a good fight.  Having such fantastic backing really helped.  My family was up there along with some guys from my regiment and it was great to have that support.”

Gold Medalists being interviewed

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Combined Services Boxing Team win against the US at Roayl Albert Hall


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The Army Combined Services Boxing Champions again after successfully beating the Navy by 9 bouts to 4


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Army Boxing Team has been crowned 'Team of the Year' by Boxing News Magazine.

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Ricky Hatton Visits Army Boxers in Aldershot and inspected the new facilites at the Alder Centre after the squad moved premises last year.


British Army Boxing is thrilled to announce that the Army Boxing Team was voted Club of the Year 2010 by Boxing News Magazine. This is in no small way down to the hard work of the boxers, coaches and officials that sacrifice an awful lot for their sport. It is also down to the support of ASCB, the Army Boxing General Committee, HQ Aldershot Garrison and the Units that allow us to keep their soldiers full time in such a busy time for the Army and of course our sponsors Sodexo, Finmeccanica, Babcock, Lonsdale and ABF The Soldiers Charity for their financial support.


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