The British Army boxing season gets underway this weekend when members of the team travel to Finland to take on top-class opposition.

Loaded with internationals, the UK boxers will need to be on top of their game to come away victorious against a city of Tampere Select squad.

Welshman Kyle Morrison claimed his second Welsh National title earlier this year.

British Army boxer Kyle Morrison

Following a break from boxing over the summer, the lance corporal is eager to get back in the ring and test himself against top-class opposition. He said:

"I'm looking forward to going out to another country and boxing against what they have to offer."

Since joining the Army team in 2014 the RLC soldier has won two Welsh titles.

He is in no doubt the success he and his fellow Army boxers have enjoyed is down to the superb set-up they have at their gym in Aldershot:

"Everybody on the Army team doesn't realise how lucky we are to have the facilities here... They're next to none. I think that our team bond is probably the best in Britain [as a result].

"To be a part of the British Army team is a massive privilege."

Much of the praise for making the Army team the prize-winning pugilists they are has to go to head coach Jason Browring.

His tenure comes to a close in the new year but he is adamant the next person in charge inherits a winning squad. He said:

"My whole ethos when I came into the job was to do the best I could and leave Army boxing in the best place.

"We want to win every match up until I leave, so when I do pass it on we’re head and shoulders about everyone else."

During his time in charge, Browring has seen two of his stars succeed at the Commonwealth Games.

Alana Nihell boxed under the surname of Murphy in Glasgow in 2014 when she won bronze and she will be hoping to secure a place on the Northern Ireland team for next year’s Games.

The Army team hope to attract the very best to join their ranks but there is also an emphasis on the developing boxers to step up in the coming seasons.

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