Lisa and Scott seeded for historic finals

Lisa Whiteside and Scott Fitzgerald will join the final stages of the ABA Elite National Championships as seeded boxers.

They will join the competition in the quarter finals which begin on Friday 24th April. The latter stages of the tournament are held over three consecutive days, with the semi-finals following on Saturday and the finals on Sunday 26th April 2015.

World championship silver medalist, Lisa Whiteside, has been seeded in her flyweight 51Kg category together with Olympic Champion Nicola Adams. It sets up the prospect of the pair boxing off for a place in the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Scott Fitzgerald has been seeded in his welterweight 69Kg division and will be looking to reclaim his ABA title after last summer’s Commonwealth gold.

The nine seeded men and five women are all part of the GB Boxing squad.

It is the first time in the events 128 year history that the men and women’s finals will be held as part of the same tournament. It will be held at the Echo Arena Liverpool.