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Thursday, January 12, 2017

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.

Andy Maud finished second on his Metropolitan League debut to lead Highgate Harriers to victory in their opening race of the season at Claybury.

Islington BC manager Reggie Hagland has backed Scott Smart to be a hit at the England Boxing Elite Championships later in the season despite his defeat on his return to the ring on Sunday.

Highgate Harriers’ senior men’s A team were ninth out of 82 clubs in the National Six Stage road relay in Sutton Coldfield on Saturday.

Kilburn boxer Jerome Campbell knows he needs to make his mark in the amateur ranks in the next few years if he is to turn professional in the future.

Islington’s unbeaten light-heavyweight Aarron Morgan claimed his 12th straight professional win against Laszlo Fazekas at York Hall on Saturday.

Amy Broadhurst claimed her first gold medal since joining Islington BC as she triumphed at the Celtic Box Cup tournament in her native Ireland.

Islington middleweight John Ryder believes a strong performance against Jack Arnfield this weekend could yet earn him a third shot at the British title.

Islington BC’s Borys Feldman maintained his useful habit of edging close contests to seal a place in the London Development Championship semi-finals.

Olympic bronze medallist Cassandra Patten was in Islington this week to encourage more residents to take the plunge at Ironmonger Row Baths.

Former Times ABC star Jules Phillips is in confident mood as he prepares to make his professional debut at York Hall this weekend.

Even with over a century of fights to his name, Islington BC’s Mason Smith has several ambitions yet to fulfil in amateur boxing.

Visually impaired tennis will not be on the Paralympic schedule in Rio but, if its popularity continues to increase at its current rate, it may not be too long before it is included.

Islington BC have signed six fighters – including national senior finalist Mason Smith – from neighbours Finchley in the fall-out from a startling rift in amateur boxing.

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