Kennedy hits medal trail
FOLKESTONE Boxing Club’s Josh Kennedy started the season with two dazzling performances in the recent HSK boxing championships held in Denmark.
Kennedy was drawn against tough Danish youth champion, M.Grigerson in the semi-final. And he produced a sparkling display, proving far too skilful for the young Dane, who fought gamely to the end of the bout but was out-scored by a massive 271 margin.
In the final, Kennedy faced Michael Cline, from Romford, a classy southpaw boxer with an outstanding record.
In-form Kennedy began with tremendous pace and scoring with combinations. Eventually Kennedy landed a tremendous hook to the body that stopped the Romford lad for the first time in 36 bouts, thereby lifting the gold medal.
Coach Mark Frew said: “Josh looked superb. He normally is a slow starter and likes to have a look at the opponent in the first round, and has to work harder in the latter states. But in both bouts he took control from the start.”
There was bitter disappointment for Fred Fellows from Cheriton. After reaching the final, an exciting match with Finland’s A.Hictala failed to materialise after a clerical error by Danish officials.
Head coach, Harry Slater along with Mark Frew and Dean Garnham accompanied the boxers on the trip.
The boxers will be in action at the club’s annual dinner show on November 8 at the Leas Cliff Hall. For tickets or information contact Harry Slater on 01303 253489.