CRYMCYH brothers Ioan and Garan Croft will be fighting for national titles when they appear in the elite finals of the Welsh Amateur Boxing Championships at Cardiff’s Sophia Gardens on Friday.

Ioan booked his place in the 71kg final with a unanimous points triumph over Clwyd’s Cai Murphy on Sunday, while Garan stopped Cai Jones, of Caernarfon, in the opening round of their 75kg semi-final.

Garan, who has now stopped three of his last four opponents, faces his Welsh team-mate and close pal Taylor Bevan in Friday’s final, whilst Ioan goes up against Lewys Parfitt.

The Croft brothers came away with a gold and silver respectively from the prestigious Golden Gong tournament at north Macedonia earlier this month.

Southpaw Ioan was at his dazzling best as he booked his place in the 71kg final with relative ease, before completely outclassed his Moldovan opponent to triumph on a unanimous points decision.

Garan was unfortunate to be on the receiving end of a highly controversial 3-2 points defeat against a Serbian opponent in the 75kg final.

Live Streaming of the Welsh Amateur Championships

Leading sports broadcast platform, Joymo, will stream the Welsh Amateur Boxing Association National Championships live from Sophia Gardens on November 26 and 27, in a first for the competition.

The move will enable boxing fans all across Wales and beyond to tune in and watch two days of high calibre level competition live or on-demand over the internet and on a variety of connected devices.

The first day of competition features the 2021 Welsh Championship Elite Finals with 12 bouts* featuring the best senior male and female amateur boxers in the country at weights ranging from 54kg up to 92kg+.

On day two, it’s the turn of the youths and juniors with 21 bouts scheduled as the best young talent from clubs across Wales go head-to-head for National Championship honours. 

With over 120 affiliated clubs and 4,500 members of all genders, ethnicities and ages eligible to compete, the WABA National Championships represent the pinnacle for amateur boxing in Wales.

Viewers can access the event via WABA website or directly from Joymo streaming platform, Joymo Arena. Streaming passes will be available priced at £5.99 for single day access or £9.99 for both days of the championships.   

Welsh Boxing CEO Colin Metson, said: “We are really excited to be providing live coverage of our flagship championships for the very first time. Joymo’s streaming solution enables us to make the entire event available for fans to watch wherever and whenever they choose, in a single and easily accessible destination.

“Providing this live content stream is a really positive step for boxing enthusiasts and for the athletes themselves. There is no doubt it will help us engage more people with this great sport as we continue to promote and develop amateur boxing in Wales.”