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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 Boxing Club trio all reach semi-finals of national championships

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.

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

Islington fighter determined to do better despite winning first title

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

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Islington BC pair Scott Smart (left) and Sherif Musah

Islington boxer reaches national quarter-final in comeback fight

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

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

Former Islington Boxing Club star extends 100 per cent pro record

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.

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Eddie Hearn (left) alongside James DeGale

DeGale is set for Wembley Stadium date in 2015

Promoter Eddie Hearn is confident James DeGale will be back fighting at Wembley Stadium next summer if he can come through the challenges ahead of him between now and next June.

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

Islington fighter focused on winning middleweight title at O2 Arena

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.

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Sherif Musah

Islington Boxing Club duo clinch London titles

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.

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Jeff Ofori (left) in action against Y Haykal

Islington Boxing Club captain claims second divisional title

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

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Alfie Kean, Times ABC

Coach hopes Times ABC fighter will carry on after championship defeat

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

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

Islington fighter eyes slot on Fury and Chisora undercard

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.

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George Groves beat Christopher Rebrasse on points at the SSE Arena in Wembley

George Groves targeting world title fight with Anthony Dirrell

EXCLUSIVE: George Groves is targeting a world title fight with American star Anthony Dirrell after making a winning return to the ring at the SSE Arena in Wembley on Saturday night.

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Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates with Alexis Sanchez (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Lucky Arsenal celebrate manager’s birthday with dramatic comeback against Anderlecht

Arsene Wenger celebrated his 65th birthday with an enormous slice of good fortune as two late goals saved Arsenal from embarrassment and secured a 2-1 win in Brussels.

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Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Win tickets for Sports Writing Festival at Lord’s

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

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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 Boxing Club trio all reach semi-finals of national championships

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.

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Felix Waters, Stoke Newington School

Waters goes solo to secure Stoke Newington success in Islington Schools league

Stoke Newington’s sole representative Felix Waters did her classmates proud with victory in Monday’s Islington Schools Running League race at St Aloysius’ College.

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