Everlast Worldwide has pledged to sign up 52 British boxing talents in 2021. The move, which the brand has defined as a “historic commitment,” is meant to support the next generation of male and female fighters in British boxing, from grassroots to elite amateur and professional levels. The first athletes signed under the pledge are three female fighters: Chantelle Cameron, Natasha Jonas and Sandy Ryan. Cameron, 29, is the WBC Female World Super-Lightweight Champion, after winning the title last October. She will make the inaugural defense of her title later this year. Jonas, 36, became the first British female to compete at the Olympics when she fought at the London 2012 Games. She challenged for the WBC and IBO super-featherweight titles in August 2020, and will fight Katie Taylor for the lightweight world titles on May 1. Ryan, 27, won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 and is set to make her professional debut in 2021. Everlast will announce a further 49 female and male athletes under the pledge throughout 2021. The sponsored athletes will use Everlast equipment and wear the brand’s new Greatness sportswear range.