Boxing: Chris Cunningham of Islington BC into semi-finals of London Intermediate Championships

Islington's Chris Cunningham (pic Reggie Hagland)

Islington's Chris Cunningham (pic Reggie Hagland) - Credit: Archant

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Islington BC under-57kg fighter Chris Cunningham twice battled his way through to victory in the London Intermediate Championships.

The middleweight has improved in each of his outings since joining last season, prompting Cunningham to be entered in the first edition of the championships.

“This has been a good stepping stone for Chris, he competed in a 3x3’s contest for the first time on Friday night and again on Saturday,” said club manager Reggie Hagland. At the Fairbairn ABC open show on Friday, Cunningham defeated Abdol Toure (Dagenham ABC) on a 4-1 split decision.

The Islington boxer conceded the first round, but upped his work rate in the second dug in deep to take victory in the last two rounds.


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The next day, Cunningham boxed against Eliab Sissaye (Earlsfield ABC) in a rematch from Islington’s open show in December, comfortably beating his taller opponent.

Cunningham joins teammates Scott Smart, Masood Abdualah, Ewan Jenkins and Ion Olaru in the semi-finals and finals this weekend.

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Connor Daly (U52kgs) is also boxing in the London Youth Championship finals at the same venue.

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