Dragon Ambassador and Royal Marine Commando George Crotty continues to impress in his
pursuit of a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Number one seed George goes toe to toe
against third seed Aaron Bowden in the England Boxing National Amateur Championships
2019 at Manchester Central on Saturday 13th April. Boxers have competed in these
prestigious championships since 1880 with previous winners including Anthony Joshua,
Tyson Fury, Carl Froch, Nicola Adams and Tony Bellew.
Dragon have been privileged to support George throughout his career as they continue to
evolve the sports and entertainment industry with Dragon Blockchain innovation.
Co-founder of Dragon Paul Moynan, who is also a former Royal Marine Commando said,
‘Dragon are honoured to be able to support George as he is a true role model for boxers at
all levels. His levels of commitment and dedication to perfect his craft are second to none,
and the team at Dragon and the whole of the Royal Marines will be cheering him on to his
Southpaw George has been ably assisted by the superb ringside team of Paul Ormstone, Ben
Pringle, Sab Leo and Graham Alderson who have meticulously analysed and researched each
boxer that George has faced.
The Dragon media team caught up with George as he took a break from his preparation for
the finals to talk about his split-decision semi-final win against the Army's Carnell Brown.
George gave us this exclusive interview: ‘I was happy with how the fight against Carnell
went, I knew he would be nervous going into the fight as he’s got limited experience on the
big stage. I knew I had to start fast to let him know I was there to win and he was in for a
hard fight, and it was important not to let him build up his confidence. It was cagey at times
because I knew he was waiting for me to attack so he could throw his long wide counter
punches – I had to be careful of them and try to trigger his counters myself. After the first
round, I knew I was up on the judges' card as I was the one trying to push the fight and was
more on the front foot with my attacks which were what the judges were favouring this
weekend. After not boxing for a couple of months I tend to get better as I progress through
a tournament so it will be all guns blazing for the finals!’
Number one seed George goes toe to toe against third seed Aaron Bowden in what is set to
be a fascinating encounter of boxing styles. Aaron Bowden continues to impress ever since
he gained a Gold medal in the Commonwealth Youth Games however with over a 100 fights
and numerous titles already under his belt George goes into the contest as the favourite.
But anything can happen when the bell is struck, and these Light Heavyweights start to
throw their first jabs in front of an expectant crowd…
Remember to join us on Telegram to discuss how Dragon Coin and the Dragon Social Wallet
can evolving the fight industry then pop over to George’s Twitter page to tweet him a
message of support.
If you missed any of the action you can catch up on the BBC iPlayer (UK) by clicking here
then be sure to tune in on Saturday 13th to watch the final from 14:00-21:00 on BBC Sport
online and Connected TV.