BOXING: Big Royal Navy honour for Brampton man Bradley Chapman

PUBLISHED: 17:03 28 September 2017

Bradley Chapman is the Royal Navy boxing captain.

Bradley Chapman is the Royal Navy boxing captain.

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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.

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