BOXING - Glynn hopes to realise childhood dream after earning selection for Olympic qualifiers - The Solihull Observer

BOXING - Glynn hopes to realise childhood dream after earning selection for Olympic qualifiers

Solihull Editorial 24th Feb, 2024 Updated: 29th Feb, 2024   0

ELISE Glynn hopes to realise her childhood dream after earning a place in the Great Britain boxing squad for the upcoming Olympic qualifiers.

Glynn, from Solihull, is one of 10 GB boxers who will take part in the World Qualification Tournament held in Busto Arsizio, Italy from March 3 to 11.

And featherweight fighter Glynn, who trains at Darlaston ABC, insists achieving Olympic qualification would fulfil a dream she has held since her teenage years.

Glynn said: “It would mean everything to me [to qualify for Paris 2024], I’ve dreamt of this since I was 13-years-old, I’ve put the work in and I’ve put the graft in.

“Since the age of 13 I’ve trained in and out of the gym every week, I’ve not had a social life, it would mean everything to me to get there, especially for my Dad and my team, he’s put the graft in with me seven days a week.

“For me to go there and hopefully qualify and get to Paris would be a dream come true.”

Glynn recently took part in the inaugural GB Box Cup where she suffered a unanimous decision defeat in the final against Dutch fighter Maud van der Toorn.

However, after claiming wins against both Sameenah Toussaint and Canan Tas at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Glynn heads to Italy in a confident mood.

Glynn added: “I’m feeling really good overall, I’ve just been to Assisi in Italy for a training camp, I’ve been at this weight for six years now, I’m at peak fitness and ready to go.

“I had three fights and two wins [at the GB Box Cup], I let myself down in the final, that wasn’t a representation of my true self, I just needed to be better on the day.

“My energy levels weren’t too good and I had a shoulder injury from the day before, I know I can push forward and beat the girl I lost to.”

This is the second Olympic qualifying opportunity for boxers from Great Britain after last summer’s European Games.

Some 59 places at Paris 2024 are on offer at the event in Italy which will include more than 700 male and female boxers from around the world.

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