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Extra £410,000 to identify and support young talent

Return to action after surgery leads to podiums

Islington Boxing Club picked up two victories on an Eastgate ABC dinner show held at the Debenham Leisure Centre in Stowmarket.

The nine-year-old boy from Islington who wowed people last year by conquering three of cycling’s most feared climbs is gearing up for another adventure – and this time his sister is coming along for the ride.

Alan Higgins will feel unlucky after losing his Southern Area Super-Middleweight title in a superb contest with Criag Richards.

Islington Boxing Club have entered a total of 12 boxers into the Elite Championships – with Mason Smith getting a bye to the national rounds and two-time champion Cherrelle Brown looking for a third consecutive title.

Siblings are crowned national champions

Southern Area champion moves to Hazellville Road outfit

The NR F1 Podcast – recorded in the county that gave the world Team Lotus, Martin Brundle and a training ground to the likes of Ayrton Senna and Mark Webber – kicks off its 2017 season in style.

A charity boxing night hosted by Islington Boxing Club, which saw nine bouts featuring a home boxer, has been declared a success.

Veras Academy add more medals

Friday, March 3, 2017

Club celebrate success at Shito-Ryu Championships

Former Times ABC member Zak Chelli made a stunning start to his professional career with a third round stoppage of Jacob Lucas.

Honours were even as Islington Boxing Club drew 6-6 in a team match against Jersey Leonis held at the Raidisson Blu Hotel, Jersey.

Super-lightweight produces masterclass to claim belt

Nicely does it despite late call

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Islington Boxing Club’s Aaron Nicely picked up an unanimous decision – despite taking the contest with Hillcrest ABC’s Thanos Kastadonis with less than 24 hours notice.

Kaine Khan and Daragh Murray took home the top honours when Islington Boxing Club handed out their annual end of school term awards for the infant classes.

Silver lining for Luan

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sensei Raphael Veras praises work rate of his son after impressing at latest Judo event

Islington Boxing Club held a successful open show at Boston Dome in Tufnel Park with all 16 bouts feturing a home boxer.

Zak Chelli has sparred with two world champions ahead of his professional debut – and the teenager will settle for no less than following in their footsteps.

Claudia Wilmot-Smith claimed her first honour in amateur boxing as Islington BC recorded a double success at the Golden Girls Box Cup in Sweden.

Anaconda SC’s Sadie Goldin struck gold and team-mate Alice Bayley won a trio of medals at the Middlesex ASA age group County Championships.

Islington BC’s Mason Smith feels he and opponent Martin McDonagh both have much to prove when they clash in an eagerly-awaited rematch next week.

Andy Maud withstood the pressure to lead Highgate Harriers to their second successive victory in the men’s Southern Championships at Parliament Hill Fields.

Brothers Joshua and Jordan Dawes gave Access2Sports Under-12s the edge as they held off London Pulse to secure a 34-28 victory in the Community Basketball League.

It’s fair to say North Woolwich might not have been top of Sunni Torgman’s must-see list when she decided to go travelling around Europe.

A trio of Veras Academy juniors collected gold medals at Sunday’s prestigious Val-de-Marne Karate Combat League Championship in France.

John Ryder admits his career will be at a dead end unless he launches his switch to super-middleweight with a victory next month.

A group of Islington BC youngsters were given first use of the new facilities in the revamped gym at neighbouring Lion ABC, Hoxton.

Islington side Access2Sports Under-12s are eager to develop a local rivalry with Torriano Tigers following their convincing 48-2 victory against the Community Basketball League debutants.

Teenager Billy Underwood is content to bide his time as he prepares to take his professional bow at York Hall next month.

Teenage runner Terry Fawden led Highgate Harriers’ Under-20 men’s team to a comfortable victory in the Middlesex Championships at Hillingdon House Farm.

Anaconda SC boys’ captain Tommy Donovan recorded two victories in the final round of the National Arena League to help secure a sixth-place finish.

For the sceptics who associate boxing with violence, it might be worth hearing what Mohan Samarasinhe has to say.

Highgate Harriers’ Under-20 athlete Aurel Sinko-Uribe was victorious in the club’s annual Bottomists Trophy race at Hampstead Heath.

Islington BC’s Mason ‘Smasher’ Smith is savouring an early Christmas present after learning of his selection for the GB Boxing podium potential squad.

Zachary Tumbridge and Keyaan Miah took top honours when Islington BC handed out the end of term awards at their infants’ classes.

Boxing and politics are often closely intertwined – and, at the pioneering gym run by Islington BC’s Ella Gilbert, it’s certainly difficult to separate them.

World No1 Michael van Gerwen returns to Alexandra Palace this weekend determined to add the icing on the cake after his remarkable year.

Lion ABC teenager Amo Singh became a national champion on Sunday – and immediately dedicated his title success to his late mother.

Islington BC’s Darren Ballinger has unfinished business as he eyes a shot at the England Boxing Elite Championships in the new year.

Athletes frequently relate how finding a different perspective can raise their performance – and Islington BC’s Amy Pu is certainly hoping to be among them.

Former St Pancras ABC star Alan ‘Avalanche’ Higgins wants to become a British champion in 2017 following his Southern Area title success at the weekend.

Access2Sports star Manie Joses made a blistering start to the new Community Basketball League season, racking up half of his team’s points in their 24-6 victory over Kensington & Chelsea Knights.

Islington cruiserweight Joe Seabrook has vowed to raise his game this weekend when he makes his second appearance in the Queensbury Boxing League.

Islington Boxing Club team triumph in Jersey

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Amy Andrew overcame a bout of flu – and some controversial judging – to clinch victory for Islington BC in their team match in Jersey.

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