IT WAS a good work out and a fifth win in a row for Tilbury’s Matt McCarthy as he put in an impressive performance at Impulse Leisure’s Civic Hall in Grays. The crowds really showed their support for local boys Wayne Hibbert and Matt McCarthy who both had bouts.
Davey won his bout by a unanamous decision. Davey is a very fit boxer and has learnt to come forward enabaling him to mix it up in bouts by sitting on his back foot and using his strength against his opponents when needed. Next up on the same London Show was Klayden Russell-Meade 12yrs 34kg who boxed against A Ishfaq from Southend A.B.C.
TILBURY’S MATT McCarthy made it four in a row with a very straight forward win against Danny Donovitch at York Hall, Bethnal Green. Matt, who trains out of Gateway club in Corringham really had a gentle work out in the six two minute rounds –
IT IS a step up in class but when have you ever known Wayne Hibbert to duck a challenge. Wayne will be fighting Dave Ryan for the English Light-Welterweight eliminator on Saturday March 9th at the Civic Hall.
TILBURY boxer, Matt McCarthy has a huge following already and that is only after three fights. The last one was at York Hall, Bethnal Green and it was a tough one as his opponent was a durable if unspectacular boxer.
YOU HAVE to be touched and have to admire the strength and bravery of Brian Johnson and his family. Five years ago, on a Sunday morning, Brian’s daughter, Katie, died, in a road traffic collision on the A13.
THE ESSEX Boys and Girls club have been working with boxers in Tilbury to given them a great opportunity. A spokesperson said: “Young people not in employment or education can gain a boxing qualification and gain support to find employment or education.”
TWO very talented Chadwell St Mary A.B.C boxers were picked to represent Essex Amateur Boxing Association in the Essex V North West London county match held at Hayes Boxing Gym in Middlesex recently.
Lance Toussaint 20yrs 64kg and Shaun Clark 10yrs 33kg. Clark had his first skills bout in preparation of being carded to enable him to compete in amateur boxing from January when he has his eleventh birthday. The very talented Clark who has been training hard in preparation to box, displayed a very mature performance against the much taller M Moriaty from Hayes A.B.C .
13 year old Chadwell St Mary boxer Levi Lee 54kg has been selected by The Amateur Boxing Association of England to represent England v Ireland in Dublin on Saturday 8th December. Lee will travel out from Luton airport on Friday 7th December.
TILBURY’s Matt McCarthy continued his impressive entry into professional boxing as he won a points decision against experienced Andrew Patterson.
Matt was in control throughout. He pummelled Patterson in the middle of the second round from which he was lucky to survive.
STANFORD boxer Wayne Hibbert defended his title in front of a packed Civic Hall crowd at Blackshots on Thursday night. Wayne, boxing out of the Spartans club in Corringham grabbed a points decision against promising middleweight Leon Findlay from Wales. Speaking after the fight, Wayne’s coach, Mark Sach said: “Wayne made a little bit of heavy weather out of that but a win is a win and it is always hard to defend a title.
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.
TILBURY’S boxer Matt McCarthy put in a great performance to beat the dangerous Julius Rafael in three rounds at the York Hall. Team McCarthy were out in force to see Matt take control from the start. His combinations picked off the east european and even from early on, the opponent was struggling.
Nina has fought her opponent, three time world champ, Rene Cancan several times in exhibition bouts. Nina said: “She is tall and rangy, so she will try to keep Nicola at bay.
The Oath states: “In the name of all the judges and officials, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality, respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them in the true spirit of sportsmanship.”
The former olympic gold medallist is less renowned than the Klitschko brothers but none the less has a considerable reputation as he is undefeated in 24 fights.
STANFORD boxer “John” Wayne Hibbert burst back onto the boxing scene in style last night winning a points decision against unbeaten Tommy Coward on Friday night in Doncaster.
THERE IS A thriving mixed martial arts scene in the whole borough and there is a great club at the Welcome Club in Stanford-le-Hope. We will be showcasing more of the club next week but for now we focus on Sam Dixon.
It took Redding the first round to work out his very awkward switch hitter opponent, but in the second and third round he was clearly the dominating boxer landing several clean heavy shots. Kieran really showed maturity in this prestigious competition by remaining very focused throughout the 3×3 minute rounds securing his place in the semi finals.
Kieran Redding and Jack Healy have boxed their way through to the quarter finals of this prestigous championships. Both boxers boxed in the Eastern Counties finals on Saturday 3rd March at the Ocean Rooms Great Yarmouth.
CHADWELL BOXING club Olympic boxing hopeful Nina Smith has had her dream of fighting for GB at this years games counted out. The 29-year-old from Grays has lost her place at British Boxing’s national training centre at Sheffield and so ruling her out for the Under-51kg category.
Youngster Levi Lee 12 yrs under 48kg travelled out to Isle on of Man on November 19th to represent Essex in a boxing tournament of Essex V Isle of Man Lee came against the Isle of Man favourite M Rennie of Manx A.B.C. Lee beat the top class Isle of Man boxer making himself unbeaten now in eleven bouts.
Out of the 12 Essex boxers that competed on Sunday six progressed with wins into the next round and one step closer to the National Boys Club Boxing Championships. Michael Maloney (Chadwell St Mary ABC) won the Junior ABA title earlier in the year and has recently been shortlisted for the Sport Essex Young Sports Personality of the year award. Michael got the show under way by picking his shots and landing heavy blows to win the bout with an 18-4 points victory over Connor McKinnon (Woking).
TWO OF Thurrock’s emerging stars have bee nominated for BBC Essex young sports person of the year. Joshua Olaware from Ormiston Park Academy and Michael Moloney from Gateway Academy are up for the Sports Essex prize which will be announced live on BBC Essex on Thursday November 17th. They were both nominated by club members. […]