Thursday, July 25, 2024

Boxing: Chadwell St Mary ABC have great start to season!

COACHES Scot Johnston, Paul Smith and Jimmy Hart accompanied 14 Chadwell St Mary A.B.C up and coming boxers
to the crooked Billet in Stanford-Le-Hope to participate in inter club sparring hosted by Thames Gateway A.B.C on Saturday 29th September.

Junior Head Coach Paul Smith was delighted with the results for the local club he said “Every boxer done extremely well
and proved to be almost if not ready to compete in Amateur Boxing competition. He went on to say they all displayed great use of their boxing skills and he was immensely proud of the way each boxer conducted themselves as they all proved to be worthy members of “Team C.S.M”.

Elite Boxer Kieran Redding 20yrs 60kg was the first boxer out of the Chadwell stable on the first show of the season held at Garon Park Tennis and Leisure Centre hosted by Southend A.B.C on the same day 29th September. Redding boxed 3×3 minute rounds against

Dave Leo 29yrs from Cheshunt A.B.C. Coach and corner man Scot Johnston said Kieran was not feeling 100% in the run up to the bout as he was suffering from a sore throat and sore eyes. The morning of the bout Redding confirmed that he was well enough to box and went on to outbox the much shorter but very strong Leo. Kieran won the bout on a majority decision by setting a fast pace from the bell and by using his long strong jab to keep the Cheshunt boxer at range and by catching his opponent several times with an uppercut as he attempted to come in close to get the Chadwell Boxer on the ropes. This was a very good win for Redding and proved just why he has been selected to be looked at closely by the England Squad.

“Team C.S.M” are hoping to travel out to Gothenberg Sweden from the 1st-4th November to compete in the Angered Box Cup Tournament. A very strong team of ten boxers have been selected to represent the local club in this prestigeous annual competition.

Senior Boxers Female A.B.A Champion Valerian Spicer 32yrs 57kg, Hollie Martin-Wood 18yrs 54kg, Elite Boxer Kieran Redding 20yrs 60kg, Elite boxer Jack Healy 21yrs 67kg, Ben Davey 19yrs 54kg, Lance Toussaint 20yrs 64kg and junior Boxers Shea Nightingill 16yrs 52kg, Three nations Champion Levi Lee 13yrs 54kg, Jay Healy 12yrs 44kg and Jake Healy 12yrs 42kg.

The club runs on subs alone and we are always looking for sponsors to enable us to compete at this very high standard.

This small local boxing club has produced a national champion every year for the last eight years ! Some local company’s have already showed great generosity by donating their hard earned cash towards this project and we would like to take this oppertunity to thank Darren Coleman at ALM Training Services, Riverside Business Centre Tilbury. John Philpott at River View M.O.T Merrydale Industrial Estate Chadwell St Mary and Teresa at Vivid Nails and tanning salon Defoe Parade Chadwell St Mary.

Anybody interested in sponsoring the club should contact Sindy on 07427958076.

Picture Back Row Left to Right

Head Coach Scot Johnston, Nathan Hawkes, Junior Head Coach Paul Smith, Bobby King, Abid Khan, Titus Jokhan, Coach Jimmy Hart and Jordan Purkiss

Front row left to right Tony Doherty, Sam Lee, Finley James, Poppy Adams, George Fairman, James Josling, Owen Tokley Packer and Alfie Fairman.

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