Thursday, November 26, 2015

Islington lightweight ‘Mustard’ Mike Peart made a successful step up to six rounds as he comfortably outpointed Kristian Laight on Saturday at York Hall.

Islington BC's Simon Collins

Islington BC’s Simon Collins recovered from a difficult start to clinch victory against home boxer Joe Dennison on a Banbury ABC show on Saturday.

Jeff Ofori (left) celebrates his victory against Yunes Ramadan earlier this year

Jeff Ofori already has two jobs – but he is more than happy to be filling a third, unpaid role for Islington BC as well.

Cherrelle Brown with her ABA belt

Islington BC’s Cherrelle Brown has clinched a bronze medal on England duty – and now she plans to strike gold in Sweden this weekend.

'Mustard' Mike Peart (left) in action against Danail Stanoev in September. Pic: TGS Photo

Islington lightweight ‘Mustard’ Mike Peart knows he cannot afford to be impatient as he prepares for the first six-round contest of his professional career.

Lion ABC's Billy Underwood

Lion ABC’s Billy Underwood has been crowned London champion after taking a split decision in the National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs championships.

Mateusz Szczepkowski, Islington BC

Islington BC heavyweight Mateusz Szczepkowski made a winning return to the ring in his first bout since March as he overcame Aivis Vitols (Littlehampton ABC).

Islington BC's Lamin Conteh. Pic: Dieter Perry

As one of the iconic figures in British boxing history, former world light-heavyweight champion John Conteh has been an inspiration to numerous fighters.

Georgie Kean (right) was defeated by Nathan McIntosh at Harrow Leisure Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

‘Gorgeous’ Georgie Kean faces an uncertain future after an ongoing vision problem flared up again in his defeat to Nathan McIntosh at Harrow Leisure Centre.

Jordan Grannum (red shorts) defeats William Warburton at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington welterweight Jordan Grannum admits he will never be satisfied with his performances, whatever success he enjoys in his professional career.

Islington BC's Sherif Musah

Sherif Musah made a successful step up to heavyweight as Islington BC recorded five wins out of five on the Arena ABC show in Bournemouth.

Islington BC's Noelle O'Regan (left) in action against Rebecca Eaves

Combining boxing with track athletics, cross-country and a full-time job might seem somewhat excessive, but Islington BC’s Noelle O’Regan would beg to differ.

Islington BC's Reuben Hemmings

Reuben Hemmings says he is quite content to go the distance next time following an explosive first-round stoppage on his Islington BC debut.

John Ryder (white shorts) defeats Adam Jones at York Hall. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

John Ryder admits he may have been too tense following his hard-fought comeback victory over Adam Jones at York Hall on Saturday.

Islington BC captain Jeff Ofori (right) will be in action on the club's latest show at the Boston Dome

Islington BC plan to give debuts to several fighters when they stage their first home show of the new season this week.

John Ryder (right) in action against Nick Blackwell in ttheir British middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena in May

John Ryder’s trainer is hoping a new nutritional regime can revitalise the Islington star’s career as he prepares for his comeback fight this weekend.

Jordan Grannum (red shorts) defeats William Warburton at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington welterweight Jordan Grannum made a successful start to his professional career as he eased to a comfortable points win over William Warburton at York Hall.

Jordan Grannum (centre) after winning his first senior novice title in 2011, alongside Islington BC coaches Jerry Mitchell (left) and Bevis Allen

Islington welterweight Jordan Grannum is confident of fighting for a world title one day as he prepares to launch his professional career.

Michael Peart (right) in action against Zoran Cvek in July 2014. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington boxer Michael Peart returns to action this weekend after winning the biggest fight of his life outside the ring.

Islington BC's Daniel Dubois

Islington BC teenager Daniel Dubois will box for Great Britain on Thursday for the first time since he joined the national podium squad.

Islington boxer John Ryder. Pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Islington middleweight John ‘Rough’ Ryder will return to the ring next month for the first time since his failed British title bid against Nick Blackwell.

Kian Thomas (right) in action against Dan Carr. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Kentish Town welterweight Kian Thomas already has enough stamina to contest a British title after just three professional fights, according to his trainer.

Islington BC's Lamin Conteh (left) receives his award from former Commonwealth gold medallist Courtney Fry

Commonwealth gold medallist Courtney Fry returned to his roots on Sunday to hand over the cup that bears his name at Islington BC’s annual awards.

Aarron Morgan with trainers Bevis Allen (right) and Roy Callaghan after stopping Gyula Vajda in the first round at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Aarron Morgan has revealed that he drew on his amateur experiences at Islington BC to achieve an astonishing 25-second stoppage on his York Hall debut.

Georgie Kean (red/white shorts) in action against Faheem Khan at York Hall, Bethnal Green. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington light-middleweight ‘Gorgeous’ Georgie Kean believes he is better suited to longer fights after making a winning return to the ring on Friday.

Daniel Dubois, Islington BC

Islington BC teenager Daniel Dubois has taken a big step towards potential Olympic stardom after being selected for the GB podium boxing team.

Aarron Morgan (blue shorts) in action against Nodar Robakidze. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Aarron Morgan aims to make himself a York Hall favourite when he fights at the famous east London venue for the first time this weekend.

Islington Boxing Club's Callum Angel-Taylor (left) and Caroline Dubois won gold medals at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin

Callum Angel-Taylor proved Islington Boxing Club’s star turn at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin.

Kieran Bukowski raised over £1,000 for Islington Boxing Club

Former amateur boxer Kieran Bukowski has boosted the Islington BC coffers by more than £1,000 with a sponsored bicycle ride from London to Brighton.

Islington BC's Rachel Holifield with her gold medal at the Haringey Box Cup

Islington BC’s Rachel Holifield claimed her first honour in amateur boxing with a gold medal at the prestigious Haringey Box Cup.

Islington BC's Caroline Dubois with her golden gloves

Caroline Dubois has become Islington BC’s first ever national schools’ female champion after she triumphed at Saturday’s final in Sheffield.

John Ryder with the WBO inter-continental belt. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

Islington’s John Ryder says it “would mean the world” if he can overcome Nick Blackwell to become British middleweight champion this weekend.

Islington BC coaches JR Richards (left) and Jerry Mitchell with their Keystone awards

Islington BC coaching duo John ‘JR’ Richards and Jerry Mitchell have both received prestigious awards to mark their long service to the club.

Valerian Spicer, Islington BC

Islington BC’s Valerian Spicer warmed up for her next international fight with victory against Welsh champion Charlene Jones at Merlins Bridge.

Sherif Musah (Islington BC) in action against Tomas Dubsky

Sherif ‘The Sandman’ Musah returned to the ring after a six-month absence to seal victory for Islington BC on their dinner show against Bavarian opposition.

Islington BC's Cherrelle Brown with coaches Lenny Hagland (left) and Winston Worrell

Islington BC light-welterweight Cherrelle Brown hopes she has given her international prospects a boost after clinching her second national title in Liverpool on Sunday.

Zak Chelli

Times ABC’s Zak Chelli gained revenge for his controversial defeat by Ben Whittaker by scooping a gold medal at the GB Youth Three Nations Championship.

Arsenal fan Aarron Morgan shows off his International Masters belt at Emirates Stadium

Aarron Morgan believes he will benefit from being taken the distance in his successful International Masters light-middleweight title fight against Nodar Robakidze.

Aaron Morgan defeats Grzegorz Sikorski at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Aarron Morgan has his perfect day already mapped out as he heads to the Camden Centre in search of a first professional title.

Daniel Dubois, Islington BC

Islington BC teenager Daniel Dubois intends to go one better than last year when he boxes for England at the Three Nations Championship this weekend.

Freddie Kiwitt (black/yellow shorts) defeats Kevin McCauley. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Undefeated Islington welterweight Freddy Kiwitt aims to prove he is more than just a pretty face at the Camden Centre later this month.

Islington's Rachel Holifield (left) in action against Army boxer Megan Reid at the Boston Dome, Tufnell Park

It’s probably fair to say that Islington BC light-welterweight Rachel Holifield is long overdue a hefty slice of luck.

Georgie Kean (right) vs Kevin McCauley. Pic: Chris Royle/TGSPHOTO

Islington light-middleweight Georgie Kean says he is putting his time to good use as he waits to learn the extent of a troublesome knuckle injury.

Yahia Chelli, Times ABC

Times ABC middleweight Yahia Chelli experienced a rude awakening at his first England Elite Championships as he lost out to former Dale Youth clubmate Hamid Sediqy.

Islington Boxing Club siblings (left to right) Daniel, Jadene, Caroline and Prince Dubois

Nomadic heavyweight prospect Daniel Dubois hopes his latest move will further his boxing education and help him on the road to Olympic glory.

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