Boxing: Sheffield fighter suspended

Sheffield-trained European champion Natasha Gale has been ruled out of defending her title next month after being suspended from the GB Boxing squad for disciplinary reasons.

Friday, 25th May 2018, 10:14 am
Updated Friday, 25th May 2018, 10:29 am
Natasha Gale

The 30-year-old, who won the title in Bulgaria two years ago, has not fought since suffering a disappointing defeat to Australia's Caitlin Parker in the women's 75kg quarter-finals at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

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In a statement, GB Boxing said of the Leeds-born, Abbeydale-based fighter: "Natasha Gale has not been selected for the 2018 EUBC European Women's Boxing Championships as she is currently suspended from the world-class performance programme following a disciplinary process into her conduct as a member of the GB Boxing squad."

Gale trains at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield as well as honing her skills at the city's ABC boxing gym.