Two local boys are through to the Semi Finals of the prestigious National Junior Amateur Boxing Association Championships which are being held
Both Chadwell St Mary A.B.C boxers secured their places in the semi finals when they boxed on Saturday 16th April in the quarter finals of Eastern Counties v Western Counties round of the
First to box in the Class 4 (1995) U57Kg was the very talented Michael Maloney 15years and 57kg from Biggin Lane in Tilbury.
Mikey boxed against Jake Smith of Paddy Jones A.B.C (Bristol). Maloney set the pace from the off and didn’t appear to need to get out of second gear
as he landed succession after succession of fast, accurate , powerful shots in each round leaving Smith desperately chasing him for points.
Maloney secured his win on a points decision of 22-10.
Mikey faces Kane Ball of Rumbles Academy Sittingbourne Kent in the next round.
Second to box in the Class 6 (1993) Under 67KG was the “mighty” Matt McCarthy 17years and 67kg from Tennyson Walk Tilbury.
McCarthy came against Kiere McKinnon of Bideford in Devon.
Matt was far too strong for his opponent and dominated all four rounds with his very powerful and fast jab putting Mckinnon on his back foot.
McCarthy secured his place in the semi finals with a points score of 18-7 although both Chadwell St Mary A.B.C coaches Scot Johnston and Jim Rafter felt the margin in points scored should of been wider they were very pleased at the results and of both of the Chadwell Boxers performances.
McCarthy comes against Andrew Doe from Tommy’s A.B.C Reading Berkshire in the next round of the championships the Semi-Finals.