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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Kentish Town welterweight Kian Thomas admits his enthusiasm for boxing had waned of late – but believes his switch to the professional ranks will revive it.

Valerian Spicer, Islington BC

Islington BC’s Valerian ‘The Dame’ Spicer has made history by securing her country’s first ever international podium finish at the Nations Cup tournament in Serbia.

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

Former Islington BC star Aarron Morgan is pursuing a minimum target of five fights as he begins his second full year as a professional.

Islington BC squad for the Golden Girls Box Cup in Sweden (left to right): Natasha Rhoden, Charlotte Briant, Elena Narozanski, Bobbi-Lee Wyatt. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington BC secured a hat-trick of gold medals at the Golden Girls Box Cup in Sweden – the club’s best ever performance in the annual tournament.

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

Islington middleweight John Ryder will face experienced Australian Les Sherrington in his first defence of the WBO inter-continental title at the end of this month.

Cherrelle Brown (left) in action on Islington BC's dinner show in November

Islington BC’s Cherrelle Brown is aiming to follow the trail blazed by two world silver medallists after being selected for the prestigious Nations Cup.

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

Islington boxer ‘Gorgeous’ Georgie Kean will blossom at light-middleweight once he progresses beyond four-round fights next year, according to his trainer.

Charlie Rice (right) defeats Gabor Feher at the Camden Centre. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Charlie Rice’s new trainer believes the Islington fighter has acquired a ruthless streak after marking his return to the ring with a second-round stoppage.

Charlie Rice (right) in action against Pavel Senkovs. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington light-welterweight Charlie Rice says he has rediscovered his love of boxing as he prepares to end a 10-month exile from the ring on Friday night.

Islington BC's Justyn Page-Allen (right)

Justyn Page-Allen picked up his first win in Islington BC colours as the club recorded a hat-trick of senior victories at Barry Island on Friday.

Left to right: Zak Chelli Sr (coach), Yahia Chelli, Zak Chelli, Tony Lucas (coach)

Times ABC coach Tony Lucas hopes the Chelli brothers can put the club “back on the map” with success at this weekend’s prestigious King of the Ring tournament.

Alfy Andrews, Islington BC

Crowd favourite Alfy Andrews was named best home boxer of the night after his winning performance at Islington BC’s first dinner show of the season.

Scott Smart

Islington BC’s new national champion Scott Smart says his brother’s influence helped persuade him not to quit the sport after a bad run of injuries.

Sherif Musah

Sherif ‘The Sandman’ Musah has his sights set on a bid for the England Elite Boxing Championships after claiming his first national title on Sunday.

Islington BC pair Scott Smart (left) and Sherif Musah

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.

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