The World Amateur Championships start today in Doha. We meet the eight boxers who will be representing Team GB at the competition.

Joseph Joyce

Joseph Joyce

Weight Category: 91 kg+

Rank: 7

Hometown: London

Hard hitting Joyce collected a gold medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow to go alongside the ABA title he picked up in 2012.

The highest ranked Team GB boxer.

Pat McCormack

Pat McCormack

Weight Category: 64 kg

Rank: 24

Hometown: Birtley

McCormack was nominated for the BBC’s ‘Young Sports Personality of the Year’ in 2011 after collecting gold at the World Junior & European Championships.

Twin brother Luke, who joined his brother as a winner at the 2015 ABA’s is also a name to keep tabs on.

Joshua Kelly

Joshua Kelly

Weight Category: 69 kg

Rank: 26

Hometown: Sunderland

Kelly picked up the 2013 ABA Title at 63.5 kg with a classy display and was unfortunate not to get the nod in the European Games semi-final earlier this year, will be looking to go one better in Doha.

Qais Ashfaq

Qais Ashfaq

Weight Category: 56 kg

Rank: 11

Hometown: Leeds

Collected Gold at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games before winning Silver at the full 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Ashfaq also missed out on Gold in the recent European Games, losing to Belarusian Dzmitry Asanau in the semi-finals. ABA winner in 2014 against recently turned pro Lucien Reid.

Harvey Horn

Harvey Horn

Weight Category:  49 kg

Rank: 15

Hometown: London

The lightest of the Team GB representatives in Doha, fights out of the renowned Repton Boxing Club.

Bagged the 49 kg ABA title in 2014 after beating Thomas Essomba.

Muhammad Ali

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Weight Category:  52 kg

Rank: 19

Hometown: Bury

Pressure is on for young Ali, who shares his name with the most famous boxer of all time.

He picked up his first national senior title when winning the ABA crown over Blane Hyland in April.

Joseph Cordina

Joseph Cordina

Weight Category:  60 kg

Rank: 12

Hometown: Newport

Cordina followed up his Bronze for Wales in the 2014 Commonwealth Games with Team GB’s only Gold at the 2015 European Games in Bulgaria.

Joshua Buatsi

Joshua BuatsiJoshua Buatsi

Weight Category: 81 kg

Rank: 24

Hometown: Accra

Now based in Croydon, Buatsi recently broke into the British Lionhearts squad for the World Series of Boxing.

Two-time ABA Champion & European Bronze Medallist 2015.