Islington Boxing Club youngster through to London final
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Islington BC’s Alfy Andrews will box for a London title this weekend after winning his second divisional junior championship at Hayes Working Men’s Club.
Andrews looked in full control during his Under-60kg final at the England Boxing Junior Championships, using his right jab to land clean straight shots on opponent Charlie Corcoran (Dale Youth ABC).
The 15-year-old did let his guard down, allowing Corcoran back into the contest, but his higher work-rate and volume of scoring punches were enough to earn him a place in Sunday’s London finals at Romford.
On the same show, Islington senior Lamin Conteh made a winning start on his debut at Under-71kg against another first-timer, N Chowdhury (All Stars ABC).
Chowdhury made the busier start, landing a string of jabs in the opening session, but the Islington fighter quickly responded with attacks to the head and body.
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Conteh gave his opponent a standing count in the second round – and two more followed in the third but, although the All Stars man held on until the end, it was no surprise that the unanimous decision went against him.
Islington’s Natasha ‘Nutty’ Rhoden lost her unbeaten record when she made a guest appearance for a Police select team against Samantha Wroe (Army) in Lincolnshire.
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Rhoden was unable to deal with the rangy Army boxer and, despite a solid second round, she was defeated on a unanimous decision.
Justyn Page-Allen lost a unanimous decision in his first contest of three three-minute rounds against home boxer Adam Barker on the Small Holdings ABC show at Tooting & Mitcham FC.
The Islington fighter was forced onto the back foot and was also hampered by a swelling above his left eye, but a spirited fightback in the final round was not enough to swing the decision in his favour.
Meanwhile, Callum Angel-Taylor, 14, was beaten on a split decision by Ollie Watkins (Twickenham ABC) in a North West London representative match against their South West London rivals.
Islington BC have changed the date of their next open show at the Boston Dome, Tufnell Park. The show, which was originally scheduled for Thursday March 26, will now take place 24 hours earlier.