Friday, October 22 2010, 10:23 BST
The BBC has announced plans to broadcast live competitive amateur boxing for the first time with coverage of the GB Amateur Boxing Championships.
Created by the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), the new competition aims to showcase the best male and female boxing prospects in the UK ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Staged at Liverpool's Echo Arena, the finals of the Championship will be broadcast live on the BBC Red Button on November 13, with a highlights package aired on BBC Two on November 14 between 2.30pm and 4pm.
Commentary from the finals will come from Jim Neilly and Richie Woodhall, with punditry from Steve Bunce.
"This is great news for boxing and great news for sport on the BBC," said Woodhall, a former Olympic Bronze medallist and WBC World Super Middleweight Champion.
"It will be a chance for the wider public to witness the talent that exists in Great Britain and get a first chance to watch some of the athletes they will be cheering on when the Olympics get under way in 2012."
BBC Sport's Olympics editor Claire Stocks added: "We hope that sports fans will enjoy the chance to watch live amateur boxing on the BBC and get behind our Olympic hopefuls.
"The depth of talent among the men, who won 11 medals at the Commonwealth Games including three Golds for England's Simon Valilly and Tom Stalker and Scotland's Callum Johnson, as well as five medals at the recent European Championships, and the promise of our women, two of whom won silver medals at the Women's World Championships in June, bodes well for the 2012 Olympics and beyond."
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