Boxing star Coulson set for Eastend TV show at GB finals

Natasha Jonas (left) celebrates her victory over Amanda Coulson in the 60Kg weight during the Amateur Boxing Championships at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 13, 2010. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
Natasha Jonas (left) celebrates her victory over Amanda Coulson in the 60Kg weight during the Amateur Boxing Championships at the Echo Arena, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 13, 2010. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.
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AMANDA Coulson is looking forward to her chance to wow the nation – and push her Olympic claims at the same time.

The Hartlepool boxer will take on London 2012 rival Chantelle Cameron next Saturday at the GB Championships in Bethnal Green in the capital’s eastend.

And BBC’s television cameras will be at the famous York Hall to transmit live coverage of the show.

Twelve months ago, Coulson was involved in a titanic showdown with her long-term rival Natasha Jonas in Liverpool for the GB lightweight title.

Jonas won in her home city by the margin of only one point in a scrap which was rated as one of the best televised bouts of 2009.

It is known that the BBC are planning to centre their coverage around two big fights next Saturday – the main event being the England v Wales battle between Khalid Yafai and Andrew Selby, who will box-off for GB’s flyweight Olympic place.

But their second item will be Coulson v Cameron.

Unlike Yafai v Selby, the result will NOT decide who will win the lightweight place at London 2012.

However, it could go a long way to influencing the British coaches and Coulson is desperate to impress against the 20-year-old Northampton fighter.

“It’s a great opportunity for me,” said Coulson. “Millions could be watching and it’s a fantastic stage to show what I can do.”

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