BOXING: Big Royal Navy honour for Brampton man Bradley Chapman
PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 September 2017
Brampton man Bradley Chapman has been selected as captain of the Royal Navy boxing team.
The 32 year-old will lead the Royal Navy team on a tour to America early next year. They will compete in Los Angeles and also visit Las Vegas.
His term as captain runs until mid-May, but he could continue in the role if again released from his regular position as a mine clearance diver.
“I feel extremely honoured and proud to be selected as captain,” said Chapman. “The Royal Navy has a lot of history and tradition in boxing.
“My grandfather also served in the Royal Navy so I was immensely proud to be able to call him and tell him that I was made captain.
“We have a Great Britain podium representative and England team boxers so to be voted in as captain among such a talented squad is a terrific feeling.”
Chapman is also chasing amateur title success with a Southern Area title clash lined up for later this year.
Chapman is due to fight in Portsmouth, where he is based, for the 64kg crown on November 11.