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'I Want That Title Back': Army Boxers Prepare For Inter-Services Campaign

Last season's title was won by the Royal Navy - the service's first since 1983.

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The Army Boxing team are aiming to win back the Inter-Services title this season, after more than 30 years of success came to an end last term.

Last season's title was won by the Royal Navy - the service's first since 1983.

The Army had held the title for 34 years in a row, and the team's lead coach says he wants to win it back:

"I want that title back," says Sergeant James Allen.

"We lost it last year - I was the first coach in 35 years to do that. I want it back. That's the main goal.

In March, the Navy won their first title since the 1980s in March.

"Personally, it hurt quite badly because I've been part of that winning team for the last 13, 14 years.

"Thirty-five years it would've been on the spin so I think it would've hurt a lot of others who've been involved in that as well."

Sgt Allen is joined on the Army's coaching staff by Lance Corporal Chez Nihell, who has now turned professional after winning the super heavyweight Amateur Boxing Association title last season.

The assistant coach has capped off that success by being nominated for the Army Sportsman of the Year award.

"Over the moon to be nominated in the top three, out of every soldier in the Army," said the LCpl.

"I'm absolutely honoured and I can't wait to go to the Sports Awards."