The Haringey Box Cup

The Haringey Box Cup, Europes biggest boxing tournament. This 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. Each year it attracts over 500 boxers, male and female from 150 boxing clubs across the country and Europe. This truly is a magnificent boxing event with nearly 100 contests each day, this is a boxing spectacular not to be missed. The venue is one of Londons most iconic buildings, the Great Hall in Alexandra Palace.

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 jnr 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.

See what Steve Bunce the TV, radio and sports reporter has to say about the Haringey Box Cup