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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.

Adam Saci led the way for Sobell Karate Club with a double gold medal success in the annual Portsmouth Open tournament.

Although he’s been part of the set-up for just a few months, Tony Lucas reckons Islington BC can blossom into one of the country’s top clubs.

Islington’s Luan Veras shrugged off a punishing travel schedule to clinch three gold medals in two different countries over the same weekend.

Theo Machin-Paley is the early pace-setter in the Islington Schools Running League after winning the opening race of the boys’ Years 7-8 competition.

Islington BC’s Yaser Al-Ghena sealed the first London title of his career as he got the better of club team-mate Inder Bassi in the National Association of Boys & Girls Clubs Championship on Sunday.

It started with a random computer game and developed into a mission to bring his favourite sport to the unlikely surroundings of North Africa.

Inder Bassi hopes his move to Islington BC can prove to be the catalyst for his first national title after a run of near misses.

One record-breaking mountain ascent just wasn’t enough for Alfie Earl – the Highbury youngster has now completed two more in the space of three days.

Islington BC light-welterweight Mason Smith will keep his England Boxing elite belt after making a third successful title defence on the club’s dinner show.

Convincing judges to rule in her favour should be second nature for Islington BC’s Claudia Wilmot-Smith when she steps into the ring at the end of next week.

Defeated national finalist Jerome Campbell has his sights set on regaining the winning habit immediately and moving up to elite level in the new year.

Highgate Harriers men’s team completed a double at Kingsbury by bringing home both the North of Thames Championship and Liddiard Cup trophies.

Islington BC’s Jerome Campbell is one fight away from a national title after his victory in the semi-finals of the England Boxing Development Championship.

Highgate Harriers’ quartet of runners held off heavyweight opposition to clinch a surprise victory in the Southern Senior Relay Championships at Wormwood Scrubs.

Unbeaten Archway light-middleweight Tony Milch intends to demonstrate his championship credentials when he returns to the ring at York Hall next month.

Islington BC’s Jerome Campbell praised his coaching team after reaching the last four of the National Development Championship with a confident display on Sunday.

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