But Ha­tim pushes Ud­din all the way in Lon­don novice nals

Boxing News - - AMATEURS - Daniel Her­bert


THE Lon­don round of the Na­tional De­vel­op­ment Cham­pi­onships con­cluded with a busy week­end at the Com­mu­nity Sports Cen­tre, with Satur­day’s semis fol­lowed by fi­nals the next day.

Lans­bury puncher Ra­hat Ud­din made a whirl­wind start in his Class A 60 kgs fi­nal against Ahmed Ha­tim, threat­en­ing to blow away the taller Earls­field boxer with wild hook­ing at­tacks. But Ha­tim stood his ground, win­ning the sec­ond be­fore two counts in the last (both from a left hook) clinched a unan­i­mous vic­tory for Ud­din.

An in­trigu­ing Class A 69 kgs fi­nal brought a shock end­ing when a left from Dy­lan Oke (Fight For Peace) wob­bled Rep­ton south­paw Eli­jah Ineg­benebho for a stand­ing count, then im­me­di­ate stoppage, in the last. Ineg­benebho was not happy.

West Ham’s Jor­dan Du­jon is small for 75 kgs but out­worked taller Raphael Brown (Dou­ble Jab) to win their fi­nal unan­i­mously – but Ham­mers club­mate Jawany Scott suf­fered a heavy sec­ond-round KO de­feat in the Class B 60 kgs de­cider, suc­cumb­ing to a big right from strong Ma­sood Ab­dul­lah


Also win­ning for Is­ling­ton were hard-work­ing Class B pair Slav­isa Gegic (69) and Chris Cun­ning­ham (75), who unan­i­mously beat Julio Tuwiz­ana

from Dou­ble Jab and West Ham’s Deniss Dag­ilis.

With only seven bouts in a ca­reer last­ing less than a year, White Hart Lane su­per-heavy Si­mon Ibekwi showed a sharp left hand when out­box­ing mus­cu­lar Ash­ley Simp­son (Haringey) in the Class A fi­nal. Ibekwi won unan­i­mously.

One of the best fi­nals was the gru­elling, bloody Class B 56 kgs bat­tle won on a split by Aden Benche­man (Stone­bridge) over White Hart Lane’s Sa­muel Alphonso.

An all-dou­ble Jab af­fair at Class A 91 kgs saw Kevin Mor­gan put a last-round, right-cross count on

Deevorn Miller en route to a unan­i­mous tri­umph.

The two heav­i­est af­fairs in Class B in­volved four Rep­ton box­ers – and both pro­duced split ver­dicts. At 91 Wil­liam Hamil­ton edged much taller Stephen Aden­tan,

while up at su­per-heavy Arnold Obo­dai just did enough to get past

Franklin Ig­natius.

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