THOMS ON TARGET
One big right wins it for Philip
IT’S early in the season but that didn’t stop plenty of entries for the London stages of the National Development Championships, with Tottenham Community Sports Centre hosting 10 bouts on the Saturday and 15 next day.
In a Class A super-heavyweight semi-final, Repton’s Stephen
Adentan produced some flashy moves only to fall apart when steady
Philip Toms (Westside) landed a big right on his chin in the last. Adentan got up but was counted out on his feet.
Repton fared better in a Class A 64kgs quarter-final with tall, longlimbed Saquib Khan surviving a second-round count to edge a split over IQ’S muscled Ernest Wojcik,
who’d had to box the day before. Amusingly, one big right sent Khan’s gumshield flying – to be caught by a ringsider!
Displaying nice skills were southpaw Timon Asiama (Cuban Boxing Academy) at A 69kgs and Fairbairn’s Joshua Gustave at B 75kgs, while at Class B 64kgs
Numan Hussain from the Haringey club next door (quite literally) was cut on the scalp but declared a points winner over Fisher’s
The Londons conclude with two shows this weekend, at Springwest Academy in Feltham on Saturday September 30 (3.30pm) and Tottenham Sports Centre on Sunday October 1 (1pm). RESULTS (NB: Senior B3 x 3, all other bout 3 x
2): Junior A: 66: Semi-finals: Ray Howell (Dagenham) w/o Michael Maughan (Fairbairn) overweight, Dawood Noaman (East London BA) stpd Oliver Usher (Bodyshots) 2nd.
Junior B: 60: Semi-final: Steve Mcdonagh (Fairbairn) outpd Tolga Keston (Repton) split.
63: Semi-final: Martin Mcdonagh (Fairbairn) outpd Alfie Collins (Hooks) split. 66: Semi-final: Azaria Kabengeie (Miguels) outpd Shaquille Parchment (West Ham) unan. 70: Semi-finals: Jermaine Adeniji (Double Jab) outpd Ebenezer Sarpong (Double Jab), Jon O’donnell (Hooks) stpd Jayven Wilson (Islington) 3rd.
Senior A: 56: Semi-final: Byron Cox (Islington) outpd Amechi Chijioke (Double Jab) split. 64:
First series: Ernest Wojcik (IQ Neasden) outpd Brandon Wilson (Harrow) unan. Quarter-finals: Saquib Khan (Repton) outpd Wojcik split, Slavisa Gegic (Islington) outpd Rehan Uddin (Repton) split, Dhaniel Ram (East London BA) outpd Sharujan Swarajpillai (Northolt) unan, Ricky Aly (Double Jab) outpd Ben Pascal (East London BA) split. 69: Semi-finals: Timon Asiama (Cuban BA) outpd Paul Santamaria (Afewee) unan, Elijah Enegbenebho (Repton) outpd Simon Collins (Islington) split. 75: Quarter-finals: Sherifdeen Lawal (St. Pancras) stpd Sean Elston (Harrow) 1st, Chris Cunningham (Islington) outpd Kwame Owusu-boateng (Afewee) unan, Ivo Camacho (IQ Neasden) w/o Marcello Cau Tait (Left Hook).
86: Semi-finals: Kheron Gilpin (Miguels) stpd Samuel Anyia (IQ Neasden) 1st injury, Will Hamilton (Repton) outpd Ekene Ikedife (Islington) unan. 91: Semi-final: Ricardo Powell (Miguels) w/o Arnold Obodai (Repton). 91&:
Quarter-finals: Philip Thoms (Westside) ko’d Stephen Adentan (Repton) 3rd.
Senior B: 64: Semi-final: Numan Hussain (Haringey) outpd Kamishka Amiry (Fisher) unan. 69: Quarter-final: Vilius Alisauskas (Repton) outpd John Dang (Double Jab) unan.
75: Quarter-finals: Joshua Gustave (Fairbairn) outpd Abdoul Toure (Dagenham) split, Ryan Kettle (Miguels) outpd James Wallace (Repton) split. 81: Semi-finals: Khara Balraj (Westside) outpd Martin Dimitrov (Dagenham) split, Aaron Nicely (Islington) w/o Aidan Cassidy (Repton).