Dragon Ambassador George Crotty is in action today in Nottingham’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village in the semi-finals of the 2019 England Boxing National Championship against Carnell Brown from the Army.

After defeating the energetic Omar Augustine with a sublime show of ring craft resulting in a unanimous decision, the Dragon media team caught up with George in the evening for an exclusive interview.

Royal Marine George said: ‘we'd done our homework on Omar for today. He’s got the nickname ‘the terminator’ for his style of none stop walking forwards while throwing punches.  We knew that he wasn’t technically as good, so the plan was to use my footwork to beat him. I was pleased with the first two rounds by moving around the outside of the ring, making him miss and just countering with 2’s and 3’s then backing off. Omar’s relentless pressure made it hard to do this for all three rounds which made it a little scrappy in the third but knowing I was already two rounds up I was quite happy to stay out of danger. It was good to get the first one out the way and shake all the nerves out ready to go again in a little Army v Navy battle tomorrow.’

The win against Omar takes Dragon ambassador George’s career wins to an incredible 96 before he lines up against the Army's Carnell Brown.  Brown, from the Royal Signals, comes into the fight against George courtesy of a split decision and with both fighters eying a place in the 2020 Tokyo squad this Army vs Navy encounter takes on a new meaning.  Today’s boxing action starts at 12 with George stepping into the ring for bout number 15 around 15.30.

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BBC Schedule

Sunday 7th April

12:00-16:00 – Semi-finals, BBC Sport online and Connected TV

Sunday (from 12noon) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/boxing/47602125

You can choose which ring to view at any given time, or are watching from overseas; you can do so by watching coverage on the England Boxing YouTube channel:

Sunday Ring A (from 12noon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wlRrttNWM4

Sunday Ring B (from 12noon): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFjy-iK4SVo

Saturday 13th April

14:00-21:00 – Finals, BBC Sport online and Connected TV