Great Britain has an excellent record in the boxing events of recent Games. Team GB won gold twice in Tokyo last year, once at Rio 2016, three times in London a decade ago, and once at Beijing in 2008.
The twice former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua often credits his rise in boxing to winning gold at London 2012. “I didn’t grow up with loads of money around me anyway, and I’m happy with the way things are,” he said at the time.
“These memories are priceless. I want to go on and win world and European titles and dominate in the amateurs.”
But the next British boxing prodigy could be prevented from rising through the ranks if the sport is withdrawn from the Olympics programme.