Thursday, June 13, 2024

Maloney punches his way to the finals

Chadwell St Mary A.B.C Boxer Michael Maloney 15yrs 57kg of Biggin Lane in Tilbury smashed his way into the finals of the National Junior Amateur Boxing Association Championships to be held on the 21st and 22nd of May at The Passion Night Club in Rochester Kent.

Maloney came up against the very feisty Rumbles Boxing Academy Kane Ball AKA “The Raging Bull “.

This bout the fourth of the day in Ring B had the crowds on their feet. Maloney dropped Ball in the first round with a fast combination of perfectly timed shots one of which hit right on the button to see Ball on the canvas.

The courageous Kent boxer Ball took the mandatory standing eight count and continued to give a very gutsy performance in the next two rounds of the semi-final bout against our local boxer.

Maloney proved to be too fast, sharp as well as too strong for the very gutsy Rumbles Academy boxer as he totally out classed his enthusiastic opponent with a display of talented boxing impressing the crowd by his natural ability to adapt smoothly his boxing stance from south paw to orthodox in what was a very fast paced bout.

Maloney meets Jake James of Northside ABC (Manchester) in the finals in two weeks time. This will be the second time the boxers have come head to head in a final as they boxed in the finals of the Schoolboy Championships last year with Maloney beating the very experienced Manchester Boxer. Mikey’s Chadwell St Mary coach Scot Johnston is by no means taking the preparation for the next bout against The very experienced Jake James of Manchester lightly but he said Maloney is on fire!

Unfortunately for Chadwell St Mary boxer Matt McCarthy 17yrs 67kg the decision did not go his way on the day and the Judges gave the bout in favor of Andrew Doe from Tommy’s Gym in Reading. McCarthy caught Doe in the second round with a straight right hand and Doe proved to have a very strong chin but McCarthy just was not able to pin down the very tricky Doe as he made use of the ring to escape the power of McCarthy’s shots.

The local boxing gym in Longhouse Road Chadwell St Mary is now also the host of five Essex Novice Championship boxers in Kieran Wright, Barney Moloney, Johnny Doherty,

Billy Wilson and Kevin Reavell as they all received winner certificates and badges at the Championships held at the Hutton Center in Brentwood.

The stars of the show were Kieran Wright 12yrs 32kg of Gateway Academy winner of the under 5 bout class. Kieran boxed superbly using a tight guard to secure himself a unanamous decision win over Dagenham ABC boxer Kerim Agius and George Hart 12yrs 38kg of Gable Hall School who drew the unlucky straw by boxing in the semi-final and not gaining a walk over like his team mates. Hart gave a gutsy performance but was beaten in the semi finals by the Chalvedon ABC boxer Tyler O’Flynn.

Youngster Levi Lee 12yrs 46kg was too experienced to be entered into the Championships and his club was hoping to be able to get him matched as a supporting bout on the same day. There is nobody to box Levi in Essex and Chadwell St Mary A.B.C are aware that they will have to start travelling further up North to match the very talented young boxer.


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