The Haringey Box Cup was first held in 2008, and now in its 10th anniversary year this fantastic three day spectacle of boxing has grown to be Europes largest senior open amateur boxing tournament. Attracting over 500 boxers, male and female from all across the country and Europe, this truly is a boxing event not to be missed. The venue is one of Londons most iconic buildings, The Alexandra Palace.
From the moment you first walk up the hill towards the ‘ally pally’ and the Palm Court grand entrance, you are held in awe of its vast size and magnificence. Entry is via the Palm Court, with its palm trees and high glass ceilings, and then walking through into the vast 6,600Sqm Great Hall.
There are five boxings rings continuously in action for three days, culminating in the finals on the Sunday.
Previous winners have included world champion Anthony Joshua, Double Olympic, World and Commonwealth champion Nicola Adams, Chris Eubank jar plus Ireland’s 2012 Olympic champion Katie Taylor, and many more
Anthony Joshua, the 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight gold medallist and current IBF world heavyweight champion described how the competition helped his development. “The Haringey Box Cup is so important for your development as an amateur. I was lucky enough to win it twice and it gave me a taster of what the big international tournaments are like; you have to make weight every day, you have to box up to three times in three days, often against a variety of styles and in front of a big crowd. It’s a true representation of the types of competitions you’ll be experiencing at a later stage of your career and an experience you’d be hard pushed to replicate at the earlier stages of your career,” he said.