Islington Boxing Club star defeats Haringey rival to claim second national title
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Islington BC light-welterweight Cherrelle Brown hopes she has given her international prospects a boost after clinching her second national title in Liverpool on Sunday.
Brown, who won her previous title in late 2012, triumphed again in a ‘derby’ clash with Oriance Lungu (Haringey Police ABC) at the England Boxing Elite Championships.
And the Islington fighter – who had actually considered quitting the sport at the end of the season – is now aiming to make a renewed push for GB recognition instead.
“This victory was just as good as my first England call-up in January, when I received the boxer of the night award on my debut in Denmark,” said Brown.
“Recently I was let down in my assessment with GB, but the experience in the Elite Championships gave me a chance to redeem myself.
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“I want to take it one step at a time. I would still like to box for the club and further my international boxing experience in the near future.”
Brown took on Army boxer Megan Reid in the semi-finals the previous day at the Echo Arena and boxed well from the outset behind her accurate left-hand lead.
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In the second round the Islington fighter put together more combinations, pressuring her opponent with double jabs and right-hand shots throughout as she secured a unanimous decision.
The final pitted her against England team-mate Lungu – who brought an identical record of 16 wins from 18 fights to the contest – and she began by boxing at long range, making good use of her jab.
Brown got too close to her opponent during the second round, but still produced an eye-catching combination before resuming her tactic of boxing at distance in the third and fourth rounds, while Lungu struggled to land any telling blows.
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