MEADE HOLDS ON

Is­ling­ton hold their sec­ond home show

Boxing News - - Amateurs -

IS­LING­TON Box­ing Club held their sec­ond home show on Satur­day af­ter­noon (De­cem­ber 1) at White Hart Lane Box­ing Academy. In to­tal the Hazel­lville Road club had 10 box­ers on the 16 bout bill.

Is­ling­ton light­weight Ju­dah Meade took on An­deri Cris­tian Santa (Selby). Meade out­boxed Santa over the first two rounds but in the last round Santa sud­denly con­nected Meade, which sent the young se­nior boxer to the can­vas. Meade held on and saw the con­test out. De­spite the knock­down Ju­dah won via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

In a Youth three-threes bout be­tween Henry John­son (Dale Youth) and Martin Skogheim (Ar­mada Box­ing Club, Nor­way), Skogheim won the open­ing round land­ing shots up and down on his op­po­nent. John­son upped his work rate in the sec­ond in a much closer round which Skogheim edged with his cleaner punches. John­son took the last round but Skogheim had a happy trip to Eng­land win­ning the con­test on a split de­ci­sion and later tak­ing home the ‘best away boxer of the day’ award.

Char­lie Roche (Is­ling­ton, 75kgs) was back in the ring for the first time in al­most two years. He came up against Daniel Zak (Ox­ford) in a barn­stormer for which both box­ers had their own set of vo­cal sup­port­ers, adding ex­cite­ment to the bout. Roche won all three rounds, giv­ing Zak two stand­ing count with re­lent­less work rate and throw­ing ev­ery­thing be­sides the kitchen sink. Roche won via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Leo An­tell (Is­ling­ton) lost on a split de­ci­sion to Bi­lal Hamza (Stone­bridge ABC, both age 16, 62kgs). Hamza won the open­ing round, the sec­ond was much closer with the Stone­bridge boxer edg­ing it. The game Is­ling­ton boxer won the last round.

Harry “The Hatchet” Bet­teridge (Is­ling­ton, 50kgs) won via stop­page in the first round against Ni­cholas Mitchell (Bas­ingstoke). Bet­teridge wasted no time in this con­test, dom­i­nat­ing pro­ceed­ings and putting his taller op­po­nent onto the back foot. The ref­eree gave Mitchell two stand­ing counts and waved the con­test off just as the bell was go­ing to sound for the end of the open­ing round.

Ge­orge Bartlett (Is­ling­ton) got back to win­ning ways, just edg­ing a split de­ci­sion ver­dict against Kian Hales (Mil­ton Keynes Vic­tors, both 48kgs). Bartlett started off well catch­ing Hales with the cleaner punches, as the con­test went on Hales im­proved and fin­ished strongly.

Is­sac Gib­son (Is­ling­ton, 33kgs) showed great heart against Tommy Boy­lan (Small Hold­ings) but his good fin­ish to the con­test was not enough, Boy­lan won on a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

Cianan Camp­bell (Is­ling­ton, 36kgs) boxed very ag­gres­sively against Jay Tin­g­ley (Small Hold­ings). A com­fort­able win for Camp­bell saw him take the ‘best home boxer of the day’ award for his per­for­mance.

Wil­liam Nantu (Is­ling­ton) won via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion against

Jack Ab­bott (Dan­son, both 52kgs). Nantu boxed con­fi­dently against Ab­bot, win­ning all three rounds. Ju­plin Tskieva (White Hart Lane, 62kgs) lost via split de­ci­sion Fred­die Knight (Mil­ton Keynes Vic­tors). Denny Houli­han (White Hart Lane) lost via split de­ci­sion to Franky Hales (Mil­ton Keynes Vic­tors, both 38kgs). John Mcdon­agh (White Hart Lane) won via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion against

Kaiden Barker (Small Hold­ings, both 35kgs). John Ward (White Hart Lane) lost via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion against Martin Do­ran (Small Hold­ings, both 39kgs). School­boy Ge­orge Hob­den (26kgs) didn’t get go­ing against

Ge­orge Ralph (River­side ABC). Ralph won via unan­i­mous de­ci­sion.

COME­BACK KID: Roche wins af­ter two-year lay­off

TOP PER­FORMER: Camp­bell shows off his ‘best home boxer of the day’ award

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