Lewis Richardson gets surprise call up to Great Britain Olympic team

IN a remarkable turn around in his fortunes, Lewis Richardson is stepping forward to box for Great Britain in the European Olympic Qualification Event.

Welshman Sammy Lee was originally selected for the middleweight GB berth. But he has suffered an injury to ligaments in his shoulder that has ruled him out of boxing at the qualifier in London next March.

Richardson, as the reserve, has been selected in his stead and will get the first chance to win a place the Olympic Games later this year. “Just over the moon, it’s just what you’re working towards,” Richardson told Boxing News. “It’s been a massive upward journey in the last six months. It’s a great opportunity now and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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