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Islington BC duo Sherif Musah and Scott Smart are just one step away from becoming national champions after their impressive victories last weekend.

Cherrelle Brown

Islington BC’s Cherrelle Brown believes her recent defeat to Chantelle Cameron was a blessing in disguise after earning a shock call-up to the England team.

Islington Boxing Club trio (left to right) Scott Smart, Jeff Ofori and Sherif Musah with coaches (l-r) John Richards, Jackie Lee Price and Jerry Mitchell. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington BC trio Scott Smart, Jeff Ofori and Sherif Musah are all through to the last four of the Development Championships after quarter-final victories last weekend.

John Ryder (right) in action against Theophilus Tetteh. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

John Ryder admits there is still plenty of room for improvement after claiming his first professional title on Saturday at the O2 Arena.

Islington BC pair Scott Smart (left) and Sherif Musah

Islington BC’s Scott Smart secured a national quarter-final spot with an impressive second-round stoppage in his first bout for a year.

Aaron Morgan (brown shorts) defeats Daniel Borisov. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan maintained his 100 per cent record with a fourth-round stoppage of Daniel Borisov at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross.

John Ryder raises his arms after defeating Jez Wilson earlier this year. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Islington’s John Ryder says a late change of opponent will not distract him from his attempt to become WBA inter-continental middleweight champion this weekend.

Sherif Musah

Islington’s Sherif ‘The Sandman’ Musah secured a London title in his first fight since switching to light-heavyweight in the Development Championships at Grove Park.

Jeff Ofori (left) in action against Y Haykal

Islington BC captain Jeff Ofori collected his second successive North West London title in the opening stage of the renamed Development Championships at Hayes.

Alfie Kean, Times ABC

Times ABC coach Dave Ryan believes Alfie Kean has regained enthusiasm for the sport despite his defeat in the Development Championships.

Georgie Kean (white shorts) defeats Duane Green at York Hall. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean is hoping to force his way onto the ‘Bad Blood’ blockbuster show in November after his victorious return to action last weekend.

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean says recapturing the winning habit is his main priority when he returns to action this weekend at York Hall.

Left to right: Lenny Hagland (Islington BC chairman), Tracy Quirke, head of PE at Mount Carmel School, Duncan Skelton of Sport England, Islington BC coach Anthony Wright, Islington Cllr Janet Burgess. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington Boxing Club have been recognised for their work at a nearby girls’ school after winning a prestigious award from Sport England.

Aarron Morgan (right) with Floyd Mayweather Sr

Former Islington BC star Aarron Morgan says his first taste of training in Las Vegas has given him the confidence to compete at a higher level.

Valerian Spicer (right) in action against Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington BC’s Valerian Spicer will turn her focus to future opportunities to wear the Dominican vest following her disappointment at the Commonwealth Games.

Valerian Spicer

Islington Boxing Club’s Valerian Spicer never dreamt she’d make a Commonwealth Games team.

Ryan Charles (right) in action against Australia's Jordan Samardali at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington BC light-heavyweight Ryan Charles’ Commonwealth Games medal hopes ended in controversy on Friday night.

Islington BC's new senior captain Jeff Ofori (left) and junior captain Christy McCarthy

Islington BC’s new captains were both included on the honours board as the club rounded off the season with their annual awards on Sunday.

Aaron Morgan defeats Grzegorz Sikorski. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Former Islington BC captain Aarron ‘The Marksman’ Morgan scored his fourth straight professional victory inside the distance ahead of next month’s training camp in Las Vegas.

Ryan Charles (left) and Valerian Spicer are off to the Commonwealth Games

Islington BC’s Ryan Charles has a Commonwealth Games medal firmly in his sights – despite dropping down two weight divisions in just two months.

Aarron Morgan

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan is looking forward to his first six-round contest when he takes on Grzegorz Sikorski on Friday night.

Michael Pearl (right) defeats Zoran Cvek at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington welterweight Michael ‘Mustard Mike’ Peart is itching to get back in the ring following his successful professional debut at York Hall last weekend.

George Kean (blue) shorts loses to William Warburton

Islington’s Georgie Kean says he is taking a long-term approach after pulling out of his comeback fight at York Hall next week.

Caroline Dubois

Islington BC youngster Caroline Dubois stopped the reigning Irish schools’ champion to secure a gold medal at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin.

Alan Higgins (left) defeated Jason Ball at York Hall in his last outing in February. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPhoto

Former St Pancras ABC star Alan Higgins is targeting an English title fight by the end of the year and a showdown with Chris Eubank Jr after receiving treatment for a slipped disc.

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