Team England brought 14 boxers to Birmingham, with the group consisting of 8 men and 6 women. Of that group, 8 will return home with medals.
Leamington Spa’s Lewis Williams and Russian-born, Delicious Orie, who began his boxing career in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter gym at 19 years old, won the team’s two gold medals in their respective heavyweight (92kg) and super-heavyweight (92+kg) divisions.
Three other boxers reached the finals and won silver at the NEC Arena: minimumweight Demie-Jade Resztan, flyweight Kiaran MacDonald and lightweight Gemma Richardson. The remaining bronze medallists were flyweight Savannah Stubley in her first major competiiton, middleweight Lewis Richardson and light-heavyweight Aaron Bowen.
Frazer Clarke fights to secure boxing gold, after a hard fought contest in the super-heavyweight division and both competitors giving it their everything, a tremendous last round with an unaccountable tempo. Clarke is crowned with the gold medal with a unanimous point decision, with just one point in it. A tremendous performance, and they gave it everything, punch for punch.
Darren is currently an England Boxing Director with the specific responsibility for Performance and Talent, as well as the organisation's risk management. Birmingham 2022 will be his second Commonwealth Games, having led the Team England boxing squad to a history-making medal haul at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, Australia, where they beat the previous record held since Melbourne 2006.
Darren brings extensive experience as a Team Manager. Within England Boxing, he oversees the delivery of performance pathways, also chairing the England Boxing Team Managers Panel as well as being a member of the GB Talent Commission. Recently retired from 34 years’ service in the Royal Air Force, he also brings a wealth of experience having served boxing for over 40 years as a competitor, coach and official.