Trio box to semis of National ABAs

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THREE local boxers are through to next month’s National ABA Junior championships semi-finals after the quarter-finals on Saturday in Brentwood.

March Boxing Club have Charlie Stevens and Danny Hedges in action in London on May 7 and Chatteris’s Jordan Gill will be joining them.

March Amateur Boxing Club Tournament''Jordon Gill (Chatteris)(Red) and Kester Paris Jones(Capitol) (Blue)

March Amateur Boxing Club Tournament''Jordon Gill (Chatteris)(Red) and Kester Paris Jones(Capitol) (Blue)

Jordan lost out in the quarter-finals last year but this time he made no mistake stopping his opponent Josh Mason from Barnstaple with a technical knockout in the second round.

The Chatteris boy outboxed his opponent from the start. In the first round Gill took his time and took a southpaw position, switched back and threw a straight right hand which landed cleanly leading to Mason receiving his first standing eight count of the fight.

In the second round Gill repeated this tactic and again Josh received another standing eight count but bravely continued. Gill continued to overpower Josh and landed a heavy body shot which knocked Mason to his knees, again another count was given. Mason got to his feet but the referee stopped the fight.

Charlie Stevens received a bye into the semis after his opponent, who he had beaten three weeks earlier, withdrew injured.

Hedges showed what he is capable of with a comfortable 19-8 points win over Barnstaple’s Joe Oqijewicz. Hedges boxed very well and kept the pressure on throughout the bout for a very good win.

March coach David Cole said: ”The two lads boxed very well and it is quite an achievement for the club to have two through to the semi-finals.”

On Friday March’s Mark Crosby had a very good points win against Charlie Roach of Colchester at the Debenham dinner show.

Crosby stuck to his southpaw boxing style to come out on top against a very strong opponent.

Chatteris are holding a boxing show at the Cromwell Community College on May 28. If you would like to attend please ring Matty Payne on 01354 693630 for ticket details.