Boxing: Islington prospects begin bid for Junior and Junior Cade Championships glory

PUBLISHED: 10:39 28 February 2018

Islington youngsters held a sparring session (pic Reggie Hagland)

Islington youngsters held a sparring session (pic Reggie Hagland)


The latest news from the local boxing scene

Islington's Leo Antell celebrates (pic Reggie Hagland) Islington's Leo Antell celebrates (pic Reggie Hagland)

Islington BC prospects Roxanne Fraser and Ernie Swinhoe began their respective Junior and Junior Cadet Championships campaigns with weigh-ins this week.

Fraser will compete in the 50kg and is already through to the national stages of the competition having received a bye, with her quarter-final due to take place in mid-March.

Swinhoe, meanwhile, will fight in the 63kg junior category and will compete in the semi-finals of the London regional event this weekend.

Fellow Islington youngster Connor Daly, meanwhile, suffered disappointment in his efforts to win the England Boxing National Youth Championships.

Islington's Abdullah Kerr celebrates (pic Reggie Hagland) Islington's Abdullah Kerr celebrates (pic Reggie Hagland)

Competing in the under-52kg category, Daly came up against Hunslet rival Hope Price in the quarter-finals.

There were moments of success for Daly, but it wasn’t enough against the slick southpaw Price, who won by unanimous decision.

Daly can hold his head high, though, with Price later going on to win the under-52kg title.

Islington youngster Leo Antell was in action in club colours at an open show hosted by Earlsfield ABC.

Antell was making his debut and made sure it was one to remember, recording a unanimous victory over home hope Andrew Corbyn.

The Islington prospect boxed well throughout, listening intently to the instructions from his corner.

Club mate Abdullah Kerr, took part in his first skills contest on show hosted by White Hart Lane against home prospect Ryan O’Connor.

Disappointment, though, was to follow as for fellow Islington youngster Alfie Cain on the same show.

Cain was all geared up to compete on the show, but suffered the disappointment of his scheduled opponent withdrawing.

Islington also had several junior boxers take part in an inter-club sparring event at Five Star ABC.

All the boys Islington hopes who took part performed well and gained valuable experience from the sparring session.

It was another fine week of displays for all of the youngsters who took part in events for Islington in club colours.

And with the results recorded, it certainly looks like the future is bright for all at Islington BC.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington Sports News

Yesterday, 18:00

Arsenal have encouraged supporters to follow advice from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office after they were drawn to play CSKA Moscow in the Europa League.

Yesterday, 12:11

The Europa League draw took place on Friday lunchtime. Find out who Arsenal have been drawn against.

Yesterday, 10:37

It has been the talking point of the week – did Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck dive to win a penalty against AC Milan at a crucial point in the match? While the answer most certainly had to be a resounding ‘yes’ Rossoneri boss Rino Gattuso was phlegmatic in his reaction.

Yesterday, 10:11

Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 on Thursday evening at the Emirates to seal their place in the last eight of the Europa League following a 5-1 victory on aggregate. Read on for more on who they will face in Friday’s draw.

Yesterday, 10:00

Islington-born Karim Kerbouche is fulfilling a dream of bringing ice hockey to his native Algeria as he is set to jet off to play in the first-ever Arab Cup in Abu Dhabi, writes Jacob Ranson.

Yesterday, 07:30

Do you know an inspiring sports teacher with a passion for ensuring young girls have equal access and opportunities to play sport? TeamUp, an initiative designed to engage schools and help teachers deliver team sports to girls, is launching a campaign to search for London’s Sports Teacher of the Year and nominations are now open.

Yesterday, 07:00

Archant London sat down with tipster Martin Girdwood of Girdys Gee Gees to go through his naps for the final day of the Festival

To use a famous quote it was dejavu all over again as Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger said he didn’t see the penalty decision which was the crucial turning point in the match as Arsenal beat AC Milan 3-1 and 5-1 on aggregate to progress to the last eight of the Europa League.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now