LAWAL LOOKS GOOD
Development boxers impress early on in championships
SHERIFDEEN LAWAL of St Pancras impressed beating Stonebridge southpaw Jordan Pedro in the London quarter-finals of the Development championships at Tottenham Community Sports Centre.
Lawal attacked throughout this Class B middleweight bout and piled up points with his right hand, although curiously his win was only via majority decision.
In the same class and at the same weight, West Ham’s Deniss
Dagilis eliminated Albie Warner (Repton) on a split that was entirely understandable, given how well contested this gruelling affair was. A warning for holding in round two didn’t help Warner’s cause.
A whopping 17-strong entry at welterweight in Class A (under 10 bouts) meant quite a few boxers had to perform at the same venue on the Friday night (September 21) then box again the following afternoon. One such, Fight For Peace’s Dylan Oke [inset], was too good for tall Gerald Dinnegan (Left Hook), bloodying his nose in the first and giving him a count from a left hook in the last en route to a unanimous victory.
In a Class A 69 kgs last 16 bout, Repton southpaw Elijah Inegbenebho made good use of his long arms to outbox Kyle Joseph-paevie (New City) and drop him for a win that was clearer than the official 4-1 split.
Ashley Simpson from the Haringey club next door finished strongly to edge Isaac Adelakun (New City) in a close Class A superheavy battle. RESULTS
Junior A: 54: Semi-final: Sakhi Hussain (Dale Youth) outpd Atila Rezvan (Islington) 5-0. 57: Semi-final: Archie Newman (Dale Youth) outpd Taylor Rooney (Earlsfield) 4-1. 60: Semifinal: Kieron Weedon (Dagenham) outpd Harry Robbins (Lion) 4-1. 66: Semi-final: Henry Monksfield (Five Star) outpd Ray Howell (Dagenham) 5-0. Senior A: 64: Quarter-finals: Mitchell Asare (White Hart Lane) outpd Junel Sunuwar (All Stars) 4-1. 69: Last 32: Kwame Boateng (Afewee) outpd Kevin Agbodzah (Islington) 3-2, Michal Likalu (All Stars) outpd Jurell Da Costa Green (White Hart Lane) 3-2, Lorenzo Mantilla (Double Jab) outpd Paul Santamaria (Afewee) 4-1, Gerald Dinnegan (Left Hook) outpd Sam Ostler (Brookside) 5-0, Dylan Oke (Fight for Peace) outpd Collin Hallett (Double Jab) 5-0, Armis Ballazhi (Haringey) w/o Tyrone Kerr (Stonebridge), Matthew Enubuje (IQ Neasden) outpd Angbuya Ndili (IQ Neasden) 5-0. Last 16: Emmanuel Zion (LCB) outpd Boateng Quarter-finals: 4-1, Joseph-paevie Likalu 5-0, Elijah Ballazhi outpd Inegbenebho Mantilla outpd (New Enubuje City) 5-0, (Repton) 4-1. Oke 5-0. outpd outpd Dinnegan Kyle 75: Prelims: Raphael Brown (Left Hook) outpd Parvas Anumba Chowdhury (Double Jab) (All outpd Stars) Denzel 4-1, Winston Green (Haringey) 3-2, Zana Hama Hussein (All Stars) stpd Abubakar Akbari (Fairbairn) 3rd. Quarterfinals: Jordan Dujon (West Ham) w/o Amin Hassan (Earlsfield), Azeem Bakare (Islington) outpd Shane Williams (IQ Neasden) 4-1, Anumba w/o Hama Hussein, Brown w/o Ali Karim Dali (IQ Neasden). 81: Quarter-final: Kolowole Koyejo (Stonebridge) outpd Dominik Zieba (Earlsfield) 3-2. 86: Quarter-final: Marcello Garcia (Rosehill) stpd Clifford Francis (Double Jab) 1st. 91&: Quarter-final: Ashley Simpson (Haringey) outpd Isaac Adelakun (New City) 4-1, Jordie Koyalodi (Edmonton Eagles) w/o Brian Muwenge (All Stars). Senior B: 64: Quarter-final: Cian Kirwan (Nemesis) w/o Thomas Wilson (Small Holdings). 75: Quarter-finals: Sherifdeen Lawal (St Pancras) outpd Jordan Pedro (Stonebridge) 3-2, Deniss Dagilis (West Ham) outpd Albie Warner (Repton) 3-2.