Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali has previously medalled in the Youth Olympics as well as the World Youth and European Games Getty Images

Muhammad Ali has been named as a member of the Great Britain men's boxing team that will compete at the 2015 European Games in Baku.

The 19-year-old, who won bronze at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games and shares his name with the legendary American heavyweight, is part of a strong nine-man squad for the inaugural tournament in Azerbaijan that also features Harvey Horn, Qais Ashfaq, Luke McCormack, Josh Kelly and Joshua Buatsi.

Commonwealth Games gold-medal winners Joe Joyce and Antony Fowler are included along with Sam Maxwell, who took bronze in Glasgow.

"It is a great achievement to be selected to be part of Team GB and I am really looking forward to competing at the European Games," Joyce was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.

"It is part of the pathway for Olympic qualification so it is an important tournament and all of us in the boxing team will be looking to do our best and making a good start on the road to Rio."

The women's squad is headlined by flyweight Nicola Adams, who became the first ever female boxer to win an Olympic gold when she beat Ren Cancan at London 2012.

Lisa Whiteside, Sandy Ryan and 2012 world champion Savannah Marshall have also been selected for the event that gets under way on 12 June.