Islington Boxing Club fighter wins gold medal at Ireland tournament

Islington BC's Amy Broadhurst with her gold medal at the Celtic Box Cup

Islington BC's Amy Broadhurst with her gold medal at the Celtic Box Cup - Credit: Archant

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

Broadhurst, a 13-time national champion and triple European gold medallist, moved to Islington towards the end of last season – and her return trip across the Irish Sea proved a successful one.

Competing in the elite 60kg section at the tournament in Dangarvan, Broadhurst was drawn against former European silver medallist Chaz O’Neill (Athlone BC).

The Islington boxer looked comfortable as she repeatedly landed a clean southpaw jab throughout the four rounds, taking a unanimous decision to reach the final.

Broadhurst faced a sterner examination against Joanne Lambe (Carrickmacross BC) but, after two close rounds, she took control in the third – with some of the ringside judges scoring it 10-8.

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The final round was another tight one, but Broadhurst did enough to warrant a unanimous decision and the gold medal, as well as being named best female elite boxer overall.

Closer to home, Islington achieved a 100 per cent record in the London Development Championship semi-finals, with all three of their entrants progressing safely.

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Borys Feldman took another split decision to defeat Xavier Akinsete (All Stars ABC) in the Class A Under-69kg, starting and finishing strongly despite appearing to ease off in the second round.

Jerome Campbell won all three rounds in his Class B Under-60kg semi-final against Lewis Frimpong (IQ Boxing Academy), using his reach and catching his opponent with clean jabs to secure a unanimous decision.

And the hat-trick was completed by Lamin Conteh, who also gained a unanimous verdict in his Class B Under-69kg clash with Dennis Dagilis (West Ham BC), giving his opponent a standing count in both the second and third rounds.

The trio now go on to join another representative from the Hazellville Road gym, Jiyan Oguz (Class B Under-56kg) in the London finals on Sunday at Five Star ABC, Romford.

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan is back in action this weekend at York Hall, aiming to extend his unbeaten professional record to 12 fights.

Morgan takes on the experienced Hungarian Laszlo Fazekas over six rounds on the undercard of Saturday’s Mickey Helliet show, which is headed by the Southern Area welterweight title clash between Tommy Tear and John O’Donnell.

Fazekas brings a professional record of 30 wins, 25 losses and a draw to York Hall.

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