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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Islington BC's gold medal winners at the Haringey Box Cup, left to right: Amy Broadhurst, Lamin Conteh and Amy Andrew. Pic: Dieter Perry

A trio of Islington BC fighters maintained the club’s excellent record in the Haringey Box Cup with three gold medals at Alexandra Palace.

Islington BC's Amy Broadhurst

Islington BC newcomer Amy Broadhurst has 13 Irish titles to her name – but she is aiming to box for England in the near future.

Tony Milch (black/white shorts) defeated Lewis van Poetsch on points at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Undefeated light-middleweight Tony Milch is confident of making a successful step up to eight rounds when he boxes for his first title next month.

Aarron Morgan (left) made short work of Krisztian Santa at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Aarron Morgan made up for lost time with a stunning first-round knockout of Krisztian Santa to extend his unbeaten record at York Hall on Saturday.

Aaron Morgan. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Unbeaten Aarron Morgan is closing in on an English light-middleweight title fight – as long as he comes through this weekend’s clash with Krisztian Santa unscathed.

Islington BC's Troy Smart (right) in action against Conner Downs (Far Cotton Boys ABC)

Islington BC’s Troy Smart has vowed not to give up on his ambition of emulating his twin brother by claiming a national title.

Islington BC's Cherrelle Brown shows off her England Boxing Elite Championship belt with coaches Jerry Mitchell (left) and Lenny Hagland (right).

Islington BC light-welterweight Cherrelle Brown made a small dent in Leicester’s triumphant sporting weekend as she retained her England Boxing Elite Championship crown.

Islington BC's Tommy Kerrigan with his national junior cadets Under-80kg belt

Islington BC teenager Tommy ‘The Tank’ Kerrigan has been crowned a national champion despite being denied his chance to box in the final – again.

Islington BC's Sherif Musah with his North West London 91kg medal at the England Boxing Elite Championships

Islington BC heavyweight Sherif Musah progressed to the London semi-finals of the England Boxing Elite Championships with a split decision against Stonebridge’s Michael Olabridge.

Kian Thomas (right) in action during his win over Dan Carr last year. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Kian Thomas says he is not worried about securing a quick title fight as he prepares to return to the ring later this month.

The Islington BC quartet that represented London ABA against Munich, left to right: Aaron Nicely, Lamin Conteh, Amy Andrew and Sherif Musah

Islington BC’s Lamin Conteh marked his debut for the London ABA team with his first stoppage victory in their annual match against 1860 Munich ABC.

Islington BC's Joshua Strong was named best home boxer on his debut at the club's open show at the Boston Arms. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington BC’s Joshua Strong made a memorable debut as he was named home boxer of the night on the club’s open show at the Boston Arms.

Islington BC coaches Lenny Hagland (right) and Barry Healey (left) with students at the Narandeniya National School in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is not exactly renowned as a hotbed of boxing – but Lenny Hagland is hopeful Islington BC can play their part in changing that.

Islington BC's Amy Andrew

Four years ago, Amy Andrew never even envisaged being a spectator at a boxing contest – let alone taking part in one.

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

An early hand injury proved costly for Islington’s ‘Mustard Mike’ Peart as he lost his unbeaten record on a narrow points decision against Danail Stanoev.

Islington Boxing Club juniors Oscar Spencer-Gittens and Sonny Devine (front) with coaches (left to right): Chris Murray, Barry Healy and Aman Sharma. Pic: Reggie Hagland

Islington BC middleweight Chris ‘The Italian Stallion’ Stornelli made an impressive amateur debut as he triumphed on Monday’s Manor of Groves show in Harlow.

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

Islington lightweight ‘Mustard’ Mike Peart is determined to avoid any glimmer of complacency when he takes on Danail Stanoev in a rematch this weekend.

Islington BC chairman Lenny Hagland (left) receives the Henry Cooper Award from Archant London publishing director John Cheadle at the Norwood charity boxing dinner. Pic: Sharon Green Photographic

Islington BC’s stalwart chairman Lenny Hagland has been honoured with a prestigious award at the annual Norwood and Paskin Children’s Trust charity boxing dinner.

Aarron Morgan with trainers Bevis Allen (right) and Roy Callaghan after his victory against Kevin McCauley at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Aarron ‘The Marksman’ Morgan says he finally feels like “a real pro” after chalking up his 10th successive victory against the resilient Kevin McCauley.

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan with two of the championship belts won by Colin McMillan

Aarron Morgan says he was inspired by meeting former world featherweight champion Colin McMillan as he eyes his 10th straight victory this weekend, writes Ben Kosky.

Kian Thomas (blue shorts) defeats JP McGuiness at the Camden Centre in December. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Kian Thomas will be watching Saturday’s Southern Area welterweight title contest with keen interest as he targets a bid for the belt later this year.

Islington Boxing Club youngsters (left to right) Sonny Devine, Callum Angel-Taylor, Ernie Swinhoe and William Nantu.

Islington BC’s Callum Angel-Taylor warmed up for the upcoming junior championships with victory on a Holland Park ABC show at the Hassenbrook Academy, Stanford-le-Hope.

Marlon Kizito, Islington BC

Islington BC teenager Marlon Kizito made an impressive return to the ring with a third-round stoppage on the club’s open show at the Boston Dome, Tufnell Park.

John Ryder (grey shorts) defeated Sergey Khomitsky to win the vacant WBA international middleweight title. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington’s John Ryder overcame an early setback to see off the dangerous Sergey Khomitsky and win the vacant WBA international middleweight title.

Cam’ron Glenn-Gladstone is to make his competitive debut for Islington BC

Islington BC will give several younger boxers an opportunity to showcase their talent when they stage their first show of 2016 next week.

Islington BC's Cherrelle Brownwith the England Boxing Elite light-welterweight belt. Pic: England Boxing

Islington BC pair Cherrelle Brown and Sherif Musah made history as they both became inaugural England Boxing Elite champions at York Hall on Sunday.

Cherrelle Brown with Helen Sudall of the Joanna Brown Trust (centre) and Islington Schools Sports Association chairman Mike MacNeill

It’s already been a good week for Islington BC’s Cherrelle Brown – and she plans to top it off by becoming English light-welterweight champion.

John Ryder. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

John Ryder feels he is better equipped to handle veteran Belarussian Sergey Khomitsky now than he would have been a year ago.

Michael Peart in action against Kristian Laight in November. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Islington lightweight ‘Mustard’ Mike Peart says it would “mean the world” if he wins his first professional belt at York Hall in March.

Islington BC's Aaron Nicely (right) celebrates victory against Emmanuel Tosatto at the club's dinner show in December

Furthering his education was the main reason behind Aaron Nicely’s move to north London, but it seems to have done wonders for his boxing as well.

Islington middleweight John Ryder. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Aarron Morgan has backed sparring partner John Ryder to triumph in his WBA international middleweight title clash with Sergey Khomitsky later this month.

Islington Boxing Club level 1 coaches (left to right) Barry Healey, Marconi Griffin and Ben Turner

Only two years ago, Islington BC teenager Ben Turner seemed set for a bright future in the ring.

Islington BC's Amy Pu

Islington BC’s Amy Pu finally picked up her first win on Sunday – breaking her duck at the best-known venue in amateur boxing.

Georgiou Andreou, Islington BC

Islington BC’s Georgiou Andreou shook off a bout of food poisoning to claim an impressive victory on the North West London Novice show at Hayes.

Michael Peart (yellow/black shorts) defeated Kristian Laight at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

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.

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