January 4 - A memorial to Olympic bronze medallist boxer Darren Sutherland (pictured) is to be erected in his home town in Ireland, it has been announced.
January 3 - Britain is set to withdraw the London franchise from the revolutionary new World Series of Boxing, which is due to launch later this year, because of a shortfall in money the sport is receiving in public funding.
By Duncan Mackay
December 20 - A decision to give Britain's amateur boxers only half the money they asked for to help them prepare for the London 2012 Olympics has been blasted by former world champion Barry McGuigan (pictured).
By Tom Degun
December 11 - Derek Mapp (pictured), the executive chairman of the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA), claims that the sport has been short-changed by UK Sport's decision yesterday to award it less than £1 million extra to help it prepare for London 2012 when women are due to make their debut on the Olympic programme.
November 30 - Britain's women boxers, including Liverpool's Natasha Jonas (pictured), have officially begun their preparations for when they make their debut on the programme at the London 2012 Olympics with an assessment camp at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield.
November 23 - Head coach Kelvyn Travis (pictured right), the former corner man of Audley Harrison, has left the British Amateur Boxing Association (BABA) following the appointment of Robert McCracken as the new performance director.
By Mike RowbottomNovember 20 - Barry McGuigan (pictured) has cast doubt on whether the World Series of Boxing (WSB), launched this week in an attempt to keep top boxers in the amateur ranks, will work.
By David Owen
November 19 - Great Britain is set to receive six automatic places for the 2012 Olympic boxing competition.
By Tom Degun
November 10 - Rob McCracken, British Boxing’s new performance director, has promised that the committment to his professional boxers, like Carl Froch (pictured), will not stop him preparing the Olympic team properly for London 2012.
Froch, the world super-middleweight champion, who is trained by McCracken, is in perhaps at the most important stage of his career right now as he is currently participating in the high-profile Super-Six Tournament while other McCracken trained fighters – such as 6 foot 9 inch heavyweight Tyson Fury – have mega-fights looming in the near future.
However, McCracken – who will work with both Britain’s amateur men and women in the lead up to 2012 - insists that his role as as performance director, which was announced last week, will not play second fiddle to his commitments towards his professional fighters.
McCracken told insidethegames: "I will be working with the amateur boxers properly and not on a limited basis.
"I obviously spoke to Carl before I made the decision to take on the role and he's absolutely delighted about it.
"I will ensure that Carl spends time with the GB squad in Sheffield [where Britain’s podium squad train] and that will be fantastic for the young guys who will get a chance to see how a real world champion trains and it will hopefully inspire them to get to that level."
McCracken (pictured) also revealed that despite Britain's poor showing at the recent World Championships in Milan, he is very excited at the prospect of coaching the the team to medals at the London 2012 Olympics and the pressure that comes with the task.
He also revealed that he hopes to stay on to prepare the team for the Rio 2016 Olympics.
The former amateur and professional boxer said: "I'm relishing the challenge of winning medals at the 2012 Games and really motivated to do well but I’ve got a contract that goes beyond that date and I'm not planning on going anywhere anytime soon.
"Pressure is just one of those things you have to learn to cope with at this level and the one thing you can be sure of is that I’m going to give this 100 per cent."
And despite rumours that Terry Edwards could make a stunning return to the British team, McCracken refused to be drawn on the issue.
He said: "I'm just going to come in a have a look at what's going on right now then see if changes need to be made for the good of the team."
Derek Mapp, the executive chairman of the BABA told insidethegames: "It's fantastic to have a world class trainer such as Rob leading our team.
"The final team to take us into 2012 has not yet been completed as there are still one or two names we are looking at but Rob was the obvious candidate for this role.
"He is a guy who knows what is required to win on the highest stage and I have no doubt he will lead us to success at the London 2012 Olympics."
European champion Luke Campbell, winner the prestigious Ken Jones 2009 Amateur Boxer of the Year award at the Boxing Writers' Association, believes it is a move in the right direction for British Amateur boxing.
Campbell said: "Rob is a great guy and I look forward to working with him.
"It will be great to have someone like Carl down at the gym and now is a very interesting time for British boxing."
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November 2009: Froch trainer appointed to guide British boxers for London 2012
November 6 - Rob McCracken (pictured), trainer of world super middleweight champion Carl Froch, has been appointed as British Boxing's new performance director to replace Kevin Hickey, who quit earlier this month.
By Tom Degun
November 3 – Luke Campbell (pictured), one of biggest hopes for the London 2012 Olympics, has told insidethegames that he fully expects to be in amongst the medals at the Games in under 1,000 days time.
October 25 - Freddie Roach, the trainer of world champion Manny Pacquiao (pictured together), has tipped a female fighter from the Philippines to win an Olympic gold medal when women's boxing makes its debut at London 2012.
By Tom Degun
October 20 - James DeGale, the Bejing 2008 middleweight Olympic gold medalist, does not think Briton’s boxers will be as successful at the London 2012 Games as they were in the Chinese capital, he has told insidethegames.
By Tom Degun
October 15 - With the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s decision to include women’s boxing in the London 2012 Games, the Amateur Boxing Association of England (ABAE) has created a new role, National Women’s Boxing and Education Sector Development Manager.
October 13 - Katie Taylor (pictured), Ireland's world and European champion, has predicted that the inclusion of women's boxing at the London 2012 Olympics is going to lead a massive increase in standards around the world.