BLACKWOOD heavyweight Kody Davies has left GB Boxing’s World Class Performance Programme in Sheffield.

The two-time Welsh senior champion and 2015 British champion departs the set-up along with England’s Savannah Marshall, Jack Bateson and Chantelle Cameron.

The quartet will not be part of the GB Boxing squad for the next Olympic cycle and are free to pursue other career opportunities.

Davies, 22, came through try-outs in September 2015 and after training with the podium potential squad was promoted to the podium team.

Having previously represented Wales at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Davies missed out on a trip to last year’s Rio Olympics.

Rob McCracken, GB Boxing’s performance director, said: “All four of the boxers leave with our best regards and I wish them every success in whatever they go on to do next.

“At the end of an Olympic cycle, it is common for boxers to take some time to decide on whether they want to commit to another four years and, for now, Savannah, Chantelle, Jack and Kody have decided that their futures lie away from GB Boxing.”

McCracken went on to add: “Savannah has been with the squad since the women’s programme began in 2010 and has made a fantastic contribution to both GB Boxing and the sport of women’s boxing as a whole.

“She was the first ever female boxer to win a world championship (in 2012) and can be proud of her achievements over the last six years.

“Chantelle and Jack are great people to have around and have both given excellent service to the squad.

“Like Kody, they are well liked by everyone here at GB Boxing and the whole team wishes them all the very best of luck in the future.”